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Young mother, 4 children accidentally pulled over by police at gunpoint

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FORNEY, Texas — Police accidentally pulled over a young mother at gunpoint and put her in handcuffs while her four children were in the car.

WFAA reported that police in Forney, Texas recently pulled over Kametra Barbour at gunpoint while her four children – all under the age of 10 – were in the car. The incident was caught on police dash cam video.

Barbour said she was driving with her children when she was suddenly stopped and surrounded by police at gunpoint.

The mother said she was told to get out of the car with her hands above her head. She was then handcuffed in front of her children.

The stop was in response to a 911 call reporting four people waving a gun out of the window of a beige or tan Toyota. But Barbour was driving a red Nissan Maxima.

Police realized they made a mistake when the mother’s 6-year-old son came out of the car with his hands up, according to the report. Officers then went to try to calm down the terrified children.

The Forney Police Department told WFAA that officers responded appropriately to what was believed to be a dangerous situation.

Read more: WFAA