Shirtless man arrested after being suspected of pointing gun at Vienna elementary school students

A man has been arrested after showing up shirtless to a Vienna elementary school, pointing an object originally thought to be a gun at students and bathing in a public water fountain, police say.

Vienna Police officers responded to Cunningham Park Elementary School for a suspicious person around 12:51 p.m. on Tuesday. The person was described as an older white male with no shirt, who possibly had a long gun and was pointing it at students. It was unknown if the long object was a toy gun.

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Upon arrival, officers talked to different sources who confirmed that no firearm was present and that the suspect picked up a metal object and pointed it at students. 

Officers searched for the suspect and were later dispatched to Vienna’s Town Green, where a person fitting the same description was bathing in the water fountain.

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Officers arrested an intoxicated William Holland of no fixed address and charged him with being Drunk in Public and Brandishing within 1000 feet of a school. A fingerprint search revealed an Indecent Exposure Warrant out of Alexandria City under the name Mike Astor. A search incident to arrest revealed no weapons.

Astor/Holland is being held on no bond at the Adult Detention Center.