White Security Guard Is Charged for Pulling Gun on Black Sheriff’s Deputy

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A white security guard faces a charge of aggravated menacing after he pulled a gun on a Black Lucas County Sheriff’s deputy in Toledo, Ohio at a local IRS office. Seth Eklund pleaded not guilty to his charge during his first court appearance on July 15. 

Lucas County Sheriff’s deputy Alan Gaston was wearing his full police uniform, including his badge and police-issued firearm, while on duty on May 31. Gaston visited his local IRS office to ask for a phone number so he could  inquire about a letter he received. During the errand, he was nearly shot by Eklund, who informed the deputy that he needed to leave his service weapon outside of the office. 

When Gaston told Eklund he could not do that, the guard drew his gun and pointed it at the officer. Gaston told WTVG that he vividly remembers the moment Eklund pulled his…

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