Former Duke player says police approached him ‘guns drawn, yelling, no questions asked’

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Nolan Smith (Duke University)

DURHAM, N.C. — A former Duke University basketball player took to social media Thursday to express his anger over how he says he was treated by Durham police officers.

Nolan Smith claims he was pulled over and officers approached his vehicle yelling with their guns drawn.

Smith went on to say he has tinted windows, but rolled them down “right away” to show that he was “harmless.”

“Soon as they relaxed and asked questions.. They became fans… Chill you not getting a autograph now, you just pulled a gun on me,” Smith said on Twitter.

Smith played for Duke from 2007 to 2011.

The Durham Police Department told WTVD Smith was stopped for a possible tint violation at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and was not given a ticket.

The department said it is still gathering information about the incident.