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Police: Brooklyn Man Discharges Weapon While Resisting Arrest

Calvin Randall Charged With Attempted Murder
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.22 caliber Arminius revolver recovered at scene (Credit: NYPD)

.22 caliber Arminius revolver recovered at scene (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly discharging his gun while resisting arrest in Brooklyn.

Police said the incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. while plain clothed officers were investigating a report of a man armed with a gun in the Red Hook Houses.

The officers entered the lobby where they observed the suspect, Calvin Randall, leaving the building, police said.

Both officers followed and identified themselves to Randall in front of 472 Columbia Street after observing him adjust his waistband area, police said.

According to authorities, when the officers attempted to stop Randall, he resisted and reached into his waistband, pulled out a gun and fired one shot.

No one was injured when the gun discharged.

The officers were able to subdue Randall without further incident and his .22 caliber Arminius revolver was recovered at the scene, police said.

Police charged Randall with attempted murder, attempted assault on a police officer and other charges.

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