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'Person of Interest'

SHUT DOWN

For Phony Gun Battle

9/18/2013 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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 ... TMZ 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 all outdoor production.

The Mayor's Office confirmed the show's permit was revoked -- which forced producers to immediately stop shooting outside for the day.

091813_person_of_interest_launchSources connected to the production company tell us the whole mess was a "scheduling error" -- they started shooting earlier than planned ... before NYPD monitors arrived. We're told no shots were fired.

Also, the incident didn't affect indoor scenes ... which continued uninterrupted. We're told filming will resume again ASAP.

27 COMMENTS

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1.

Kelly    

The first to mention Obama and gun control deserves to be hanged.

400 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Obama/Gun Control

400 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

NYPD dropped the hammer on the CBS drama "Person of Interest" today -- shutting down filming......................YOU SHOULD FILM IN LAS VEGAS, NV BECAUSE IT'S MUCH CHEAPER THAN NEW YORK CITY

400 days ago
4.

Scribe    

These holiday guys are idiots...pure dolts, from the actors to the producers to the directors. "Oh, we didn't know we need NYPD guys on set so folks don't think it's real!" Kick 'em out of town...give them the boot!!! Go back to Hollywood, ya' losers!

400 days ago
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Itoldu    

I used to have a place in South Beach.They filmed all kinds of crap there.There was so much police presence,production related crap& on- lookers, that a reasonable person would be hard pressed to think it was real.
I call bull****.

400 days ago
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samson    

Why on earth would you film a fake gun battle (anywhere, let alone in New York City) without warning the cops first. Was someone looking to get shot for real to make the scene feel more authentic?

400 days ago
7.

awesomewave    

What a loony tunes production. Another boring crime show anyway.

400 days ago
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Eileen    

Love this show!!! You'd think the camera crew, sound people, makeup people, directors etc...would have been a tipoff that it wasn't real.

400 days ago
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demoncat    

did the ones who were in charge of filming the gun battle forgot that they needed to have the monitors on set to supervise on the set. hopefuly next time they have a gun battle called for they have the monitors on set. at least they did not have to scrap what ever episode they were shooting fully.

400 days ago
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Ozzie X    

No, NICK, I was referring to KELLY, nice name by the way,have no clue how you impact my life or social standing but y'all will do fine.

400 days ago
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Ozzie X    

dimwits

400 days ago
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GTO    

Sounds like a shack down by the Nanny State, surly their not providing these "monitors" for free.

399 days ago
13.

21stcent    

Great show, will be even better this season with
Sarah Shahi .

399 days ago
14.

dontgivearatsass    

Excellent show...

399 days ago
15.

carol    

a very good show & THEY yank it...such a shame

336 days ago

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