Waterloo Planet Fitness threat turned out to be a BB gun | Crime and Courts

WATERLOO — A Waterloo fitness center was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon after a woman allegedly threatened to harm herself with a gun.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun, and the woman, a former employee, was taken to a MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center for an evaluation.

Police and paramedics were called to Planet Fitness, 2060 Sovia Drive, shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday.

Patrons fled the building through the back door, and officers detained the woman a short time later, according to police.

No injuries were reported.