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East Hollywood —  Fake weapons used in a film shoot this afternoon prompted police to shut down streets and warn residents to stay inside.

The director of the music video using fake rifles near a church was arrested for not having a filming permit, said Fox 11.

Eastsider readers said Santa Monica Boulevard was shut down at Commonwealth Avenue on the border of East Hollywood and Silver Lake while a police helicopter hovered overhead and officers were seen with their guns drawn.

LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez told The Eastsider said the large police response came in light of this weekend’s deadly attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue

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