BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Billings police officials say officers asked an armed man whose face was covered by a scarf to leave a park during a rally to support the city’s small Muslim community.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1NxSRx0 ) the man was openly carrying a weapon as he stood near a stand of trees watching Saturday’s gathering of about 150 people. A scarf covered most of his face in the 25-degree weather.
Women wore hijabs during the rally to show support for Billings’ 50-person Muslim community.
Lt. Casey Hafner says police were called after people in the crowd spotted the man. Officers asked him to move along, and he did.
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Hafner says the man did not break any laws, but he complied in light of the event that was being held.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com