An anti-gun protest turned to chaos after a man rushed onto the stage during a moment of silence for the Uvalde, Texas school shooting.
The man reportedly threw something into the crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. and yelled “I am the gun” while being detained.
The scare left people running away or huddling on the ground, but only lasted a short amount of time.
Erica Ford, with the New York City Crisis Management System, yelled “do not run” to the crowd, according to WUSA.
Those on stage then told the crowd that the man was not armed and didn’t pose any harm.
The Sun reported that the incident happened at the National Monument and that an investigation is ongoing after speaking with United States Park Police PIO Officer Sergeant Thomas Twiname.
Park Police at the National Mall confirmed the man to be an unarmed pro-gun demonstrator.
According to the National Park Service, approximately 50,000 people were expected to attend the event Saturday.
Other marches were set to take place across the country, including in New York, Florida, and California.
March For Our Lives first demonstrated in Washington D.C. in 2018, after the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.