(WBTV) –A man was arrested in Gaston County after he allegedly went to the police station with a handgun and asked an officer if he was a “good shot.”
Austin Eugene Bridges Jr, 53, was arrested and charged with assault and resisting an officer.
Police say that around 6:30 a.m. an officer encountered Bridges in the parking area of the Gaston County Police Department. Bridges approached the officer and started a conversation.
During that conversation, Bridges reportedly asked for the officer’s name. He then told the officer that he was going to help Bridges “do something special.”
He also asked the officer if he was a “good shot.”
Bridges then put his hands in his pockets and “acted in a manner which led the officer to believe a physical confrontation was imminent,” the official report states.
The officer then deployed a stun gun and Bridges fell to the ground and pulled his hands out of his pockets. Police say he had a handgun in one of his hands.
Bridges lost control of the firearm while on the ground and was taken into custody.
The officer was not injured during the incident.
Bridges was arrested on the charges and placed under a $1 million bond.
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