NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — A North Braddock police officer has been suspended without pay after he allegedly pulled a gun out and started threatening people at a New Year’s Eve party.
According to the police chief, Craig Gibson is the officer at the heart of the investigation. He was not on duty and was not acting in his capacity as police officer at the time of the alleged incident.
Witnesses said what Gibson did when he showed up to the party unannounced and uninvited was terrifying.
“He was inebriated, not invited to the party. Went in without being invited and put a gun to multiple individuals,” said Pitcairn Police Department Chief Scott Farally.
Gibson turned himself in to the Pitcairn police after the incident. Farally said Gibson used to work for him.
“It’s very disappointing,” he said. “When you mix alcohol and guns, pretty terrible mixture.”
The chief of the North Braddock Police Department said the news came as a shock.
“Last thing you want to hear is police being involved in any type of gun-involved incidents while drinking,” Chief Isaac Daniele said.
It’s not clear in court documents why Gibson showed up to the party in the first place.
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