Three students filming in Great Neck Plaza with movie prop guns that fire blanks were arrested and given appearance tickets for filming without a permit after police responded, a Nassau County police spokeswoman said.

“They were doing a student film with fake guns. We didn’t know it at the time,” the spokeswoman said. “They didn’t have a permit to do that particular filming.”

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The incident occurred in a parking lot on Maple Street on Friday afternoon, police said.

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The three students, who were not identified, were given appearance tickets to appear at Great Neck Plaza Village Court, police said Sunday.