There were rumors flying around yesterday that there was a gun threat near City Center in Appleton. There was a report called into the Appleton Police saying that a man had a gun and a “longer knife in a sheath”. Several schools in the area were locked down while the investigation was conducted. One eye witness stated that the man was visibly upset, as he was arguing with someone on his cell phone. The investigation determined that the gun was an airsoft gun, or an electrically powered BB gun. No word on if the man is facing any charges.