Police: No arrests made in Charleston restaurant confrontation

Police: No arrests made in Charleston restaurant confrontation
A large law enforcement present was seen in St. Stephen Friday. (Source: AP)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say an employee at a Charleston restaurant pulled a gun on a co-worker Friday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock Oyster Bar on East Bay Street, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said.

The manager of Rappahannock Oyster Bar told officers the suspect was working off-site and returned to work intoxicated. After being confronted for being intoxicated, the suspect reportedly attempted to drive away.

The manager told officers two employees attempted to stop the intoxicated employee and ad he pulled a gun on the two, according to the incident report.

No shots were fired, Francis said.

The manager also told officers the employee entered the business, without the firearm, and started cursing out management but made no direct threats.

According to the incident report, the two employees told initially officers no gun was involved in the incident and they were able to move the intoxicated employee's car to the other side of the parking lot.

However, after speaking with them again, officers determined there was a gun involved

No arrests were made and the matter was put to rest, the owner said.

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