Special Forces Called Out Due To "Noise Gun" Used To Scare Birds - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Special Forces Called Out Due To “Noise Gun” Used To Scare Birds

Published March 15, 2016

Photos by
Art Bicnick

A very mundane explanation has been found for shots heard in a sleepy Icelandic village this morning.

RÚV reports that shots were heard this morning in Garður in southwest Iceland this morning. Police were alerted, and immediately sprang into action.

Special forces were called out to respond, and upon arrival at the scene, they found a poorly-parked car without a driver. The area was sealed off, and children at nearby playschools were ordered to stay indoors.

Upon further examination, police discovered a fish-drying centre nearby, and descended upon the scene. It turned out that the “shots fired” were from a harmless gas-powered gun, which is fired to scare birds away from the fish.

Shortly thereafter, the police declared the case closed. The area has been open again to the general public, and playschool children can play outside there once more.


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