Bar patrons subdue man who pulled gun on bartender

Bar patrons subdue man who pulled gun on bartender

Credit: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

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Posted on April 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 11 at 2:31 PM

NEW ORLEANS – Bar patrons wrestled a pistol away from a customer who threatened to kill the bartender Saturday afternoon on Chartres Street, according to the NOPD.

A police spokesman said the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at 141 Chartres Street.

According to the police, the suspect, identified as 63-year-old Michael McClendon, ordered a beer and the bartender brought it to the customer and asked for payment. The customer refused to pay and was asked to leave, at which time he drew a gun and said he wanted to kill the bartender.

Police said the bar patrons wrestled the gun from McClendon, who then drew a knife.

Officers responding to the scene arrested him.

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