08/29/2016 11:33 EDT | Updated 08/29/2016 11:59 EDT

Man Dressed Up As Zorro Arrested At LAX After Reports Of Gunshots

Police in Los Angeles briefly detained a man dressed up as Zorro at the city's airport on Sunday night.

The arrest happened after false reports of a shooting spread and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, according to The Independent

Police said the cause of the panic was "loud noises."

When officers approached the costumed man, they noticed he had a sword and told him to drop to the ground.

He told police the sword was plastic, CNN reports.

The man, who turned out to be an actor, told CBS in an interview he was coming from an audition and had been waiting for a ride.

“The next thing I know, [the police are] all over me,” he said.

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