Video shows police approach man waving bb gun at Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Police release identity of two arrested after gun allegedly waved around Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 8:46 PM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2023 at 5:29 PM EDT
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CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Two men were arrested at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on Monday, May 1, after police say one of them was waving what appeared to be a gun around.

Calls came in around 6:30 p.m. of a man carrying a gun.

According to a representative with the CBPD, 21-year-old Andrew Drake Tyson and 24-year-old Brian Anthony McGuirt have been charged in relation to the incident.

The intake report states that Tyson was arrested at 1800 Carolina Beach Road, near Kentucky Avenue and Burnett Boulevard. McGuirt was arrested at 9 N Pavilion Ave., near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park.

Tyson, who is from Charlotte, has been charged with:

  • Simple possession schedule VI

Additionally, Tyson was served felony warrants out of Mecklenburg County. He was given a $5,000 secured bond.

McGuirt, from Statesville, has been charged with:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Simple possession schedule VI

He was given a $1,000 secured bond.

At the scene, authorities recovered the BB gun that is pictured below:

The BB gun recovered by police in Carolina Beach
The BB gun recovered by police in Carolina Beach(Carolina Beach Police Department)