DERRY, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police say reports of a man seen with a gun along Interstate 93 in Derry are wrong — it turned out he had a ski rack.

Police said they received calls Thursday morning about a man walking in the center median of I-93 southbound with an object that resembled a gun. A small gray vehicle was parked near his location in the breakdown lane.

Troopers looked for the man, but were unable to find him. They later got a call from a man who said he believed he was the person they were searching for. He said his ski rack had fallen off of his car and landed in the center median. He parked in the breakdown lane and crossed I-93 southbound to retrieve the ski rack.