Man arrested after pulling gun out in Eufaula PD's lobby

Man arrested after pulling gun out in Eufaula PD's lobby

EUFAULA, AL (WSFA) - A man was arrested inside the Eufaula Police Department lobby after pulling out a handgun.

Chief Steve Watkins said that at around 4:20 p.m., a man, whose name is being withheld until the investigation is complete, entered the department lobby and spoke to the Records Clerk demanding that the police "get the noises off" of him. As officers walked in to speak with him, the man pulled the gun from the waist of his pants.

The officers retreated into the hallway, calling more officers, and told the man to cease any aggressive actions. After several moments, the man put the gun down and complied with officers. He was taken into custody without injury to himself or other officers.

The man is charged with possession or ownership of firearm restrictions, possession of a firearm in certain places and receiving stolen property in the third degree.

A motive for the man's actions is not known at this time. The gun was checked and revealed to have been reported stolen.

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