Popping balloons at Everhart restaurant mistaken for gunfire

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded Wednesday evening to Blue Cove restaurant on Everhart Road after reports of a possible active shooter.

Upon arrival, officers determined a restaurant waitress was breaking down a display made of balloons and had been popping the balloons in the process while the entire restaurant employees were on high alert after one employee was disgruntled after losing their job.

Other employees in the restaurant mistook the ballons popping for gunfire and fled. One person was held by gun point by officers and was later detained.

Officers have cleared the scene and surrounding businesses.