Lincoln police officers responded to the area of 12th Street & Belmont Avenue Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. on a report of a man with a gun.
They say the 52-year-old man was sitting on the curb near 12th and Belmont, visibly upset, with what appeared to be a handgun.
Officers surrounded the area. They locked down nearby businesses and notified nearby schools of the situation. Goodrich Middle School and Campbell Elementary School locked down for five minutes and Belmont Elementary School locked down for about 15 minutes as a precautionary measure.
According to police, officers asked the man to walk into the intersection. The man was taken into custody without incident just before 2:00 p.m.
According to police, the gun he had turned out to be an air soft, pellet gun.
Police are interviewing the man to find out why he was upset. He was cited for drunk and disorderly conduct and failure to comply.
No one was hurt in the incident