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Stamford Police Pull Out Guns At Overnight Fight At Bar; No Arrests Made

Stamford police had to pull out their weapons after people reported there were handguns at a fight behind a city bar early Monday morning.
Stamford police had to pull out their weapons after people reported there were handguns at a fight behind a city bar early Monday morning. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman, File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- In a tense moment outside a Stamford bar early Monday, officers pulled out their weapons on two men after a fight reportedly involving handguns broke out in the parking lot, police said. Ultimately, no handguns were found and no charges were filed, police said.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, an employee at Discovery Café at 185 Stillwater Ave. found two patrons fighting in the parking lot, police said. When the employee went to investigate, he saw one man reach behind his back and the employee immediately yelled "gun," the Stamford Police report said.

"He assumed that he was reaching for a handgun," said Sgt. Jennifer Lynch. "The employee shouted 'gun' out loud. The large crowd repeated him and as a result someone called 911."

Police received multiple 911 calls saying that two men were fighting and that there were guns involved, Lynch said.

Multiple officers responded and immediately assumed a tactical position, Lynch said. The two men were located in separate vehicles, she said.

Police searched the men and the vehicles but didn't find any weapons, Lynch said.

No charges were filed as a man involved in the fight who had been punched declined to make a complaint, Lynch said.

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