Boy hunting pigeons on roof with pellet gun causes partial shutdown of southeast Idaho city

Associated Press

A 16-year-old boy hunting pigeons with a scope-equipped pellet gun atop a rooftop in an Idaho city caused an area near its downtown to be shut down for about an hour.

Several law enforcement agencies responded at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a man with a rifle atop a grocery store roof in Idaho Falls.

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The Idaho Falls Police Department says officers spent several minutes trying to get the boy to put down the weapon.

Police say the boy acted evasively so they cordoned off a multiple-block area and called in a SWAT team. Police eventually determined the teenager wasn't a threat.

Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen says the boy won't face charges.