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Man threatens LGBTQ+ bar with a gun

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A man in Minnesota was arrested after he allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened staff at an LGBTQ+ bar.

Conell Walter Harris, 29, is facing felony charges after the incident that occurred at the 19 Bar in Minneapolis on November 28, including making violent threats and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He also faces a federal charge of illegal gun possession.

Prosecutors said in court documents that Harris went to the bar and started “acting strangely.” An employee asked him to show his ID and he got upset, allegedly saying, “I ain’t going nowhere.”

He was asked to leave by a bartender but refused. He pulled out his gun – possibly a .45 caliber Glock – and threatened employees of the bar. The arrest warrant says that he said things like “What watch the fuck you’re saying” and “I’m going to fuck you up.”

A customer got in between Harris and a bartender to calm the situation down.

Court documents say that Harris used profanities and shouted “I’ll f**king kill your d**e ass” before he finally left the building. Someone called police and by the time they arrived he was back inside playing pool.

Officers said that Harris resisted arrest and made an attempt to reach for his gun.

He was being held on a $120,000 bond, but a judge revoked it and ordered he remain in jail.

Harris has four prior felony convictions, according to CrimeWatchMPLS, two of which involve possession of a firearm.

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