BPD: Man displayed gun while intoxicated

BROOKINGS – A Brookings man was arrested after he displayed a firearm at a local business while he was intoxicated, according to Brookings Police.

The incident was reported at 1:30 a.m. Thursday and occurred in the 300 block of Main Avenue, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

“We received a call from someone from the establishment advising that there was a male there who was playing with a gun inside of the establishment,” he said.

Officers talked to the man, 21, and “found that he did have a gun on him, which was loaded,” Powers said. “We did find he did have a concealed carry permit. We found that the individual was intoxicated.

“He had indicated he was just showing his friends the pistol while they were at the bar,” Powers said.

“Certainly I could see where that could cause alarm. So I don’t think it was a very good choice of his,” Powers said. “To display that in a public place, that could cause alarm, which it did because someone called us.”

The man was arrested on charges of possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated and taken to the Brookings County Detention Center.

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