BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a Baltimore officer who brushed off two firefighters’ report of an armed man is no longer with the department.

At a news conference Wednesday, Acting Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said the officer has been separated from the agency.

Earlier this month, Tuggle called the officer’s response “totally unacceptable.”

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Police shared firefighters’ dash cam video from early on July 6 that shows the armed man cross their path downtown. They note that the man is ditching a gun and later searching in bushes. The firefighters call 911, and later tell an officer they spot a few blocks away. But she responds, “This isn’t my district.”

Police say the gun was found later.

Tuggle said officers have a “responsibility to serve any place in the city.”

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