Yes, that is SWAT gear, but those are fake weapons on the streets of Frederick, authorities in the Maryland city are telling residents and visitors.
So don’t panic. It is all part of a film production crew’s work, and they will be shooting all week at the Holiday Cinemas on Baughmans Lane.
The production will have actors in SWAT gear and carrying “simulated weapons.” They will be using unmarked filming vehicles.
Their work is expected to run each day from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The film they are working on was not disclosed.