say a Salem man was arrested after a gun scare at a city day camp on Friday morning.
Maxim Zdyrko, 36, of 21 Essex St. was arrested on a disturbing the peace charge after police received a call at 10:49 a.m. about a suspicious man possibly carrying a handgun near .
Police said a lifeguard reported Zdyrko was allegedly carrying a rifle on the beach while there were 122 children present at the YMCA's Young Explorers day camp.
Staff members were able to move the children away from the beach area, according to police.
When officers arrived, they found Zdyrko on rocks on the edge of the water, police reported. Officers said a BB gun was located next to Zdyrko in the bushes.
Police said Zdyrko was arrested for disturbing the peace because "everybody at the beach was alarmed and afraid at [the] scene."