NYPD dropped the hammer on the CBS drama “Person of Interest” today — shutting down filming of the show after locals called cops thinking a scripted gun battle was the real deal … our sources has learned.
According to witnesses … some NYC residents saw people with guns near 47th Street and 5th Avenue today, and believed they were about to get caught in a shootout.
We”re told officers (real ones) responded … and discovered the action was all part of the TV crime drama — and the firearms were just props, but producers were still guilty of a major no-no.
All gun scenes are supposed to be filmed with NYPD supervisors on the set — and since this wasn”t, cops shut down the production.
The Mayor”s Office confirmed the show”s permit was revoked — which forced producers to immediately stop shooting for the day.
Sources connected to the production company tell us the whole mess was merely a “scheduling error” — they started shooting earlier than planned … before NYPD monitors arrived.
We”re told filming will resume again ASAP.