Charleston doctor arrested for pointing gun at abortion protesters

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) – Charleston police arrested a West Ashley doctor after he pointed his gun at protesters Saturday morning on Ashley River Road.

Police say 62-year-old Dr. Gary Boyle drove into the parking lot of the Charleston Women's Medical Clinic on Ashley River Road when three protesters approached his vehicle. According to police, he then pointed a handgun at them.

Boyle was arrested and charged with one count of pointing a firearm. Boyle was released on a $25,000 bond Saturday.

The protesters were protesting abortion at the medical clinic which, according to its website, offers abortion, patient education and routine gynecological services to women.

The City of Charleston Police Department is investigating this incident.

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