Sunday, December 17, 2017
Public safety

Police: Man pointed gun at New Port Richey bar staff

NEW PORT RICHEY — Bar staff at Karl Reef told John Blazys to leave in the early hours of Saturday morning, police say, but he wouldn't.

Instead, Blazys, 31, argued with employees and then pulled out a .45-caliber Ruger handgun from under his shirt and chambered a round, New Port Richey police say. He pointed it at bar staff and threatened them before other bystanders subdued Blazys and took the gun.

Someone called police. An officer arrived and searched Blazys, finding a holster and a magazine full of seven rounds, the report states. He was arrested on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm.

Blazys, of Watertown, Conn., was released Sunday on $7,650 bail.

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