Off-Duty Cop Investigated For Drawing Gun At University Of Maryland

10:26 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --- University of Maryland police are investigating the actions of an off-duty Montgomery County police officer who is accused of drawing his gun on two men with whom he was having a parking lot altercation during the University of Maryland-University of Connecticut football game here Saturday afternoon.

Police are not releasing the officer's name, and Montgomery County police say they will await the University of Maryland investigation before deciding whether to refer the case to internal review in Montgomery County to determine whether the officer acted properly or will be disciplined.

A witness tells 9News that the officer was driving his personal car, an older model Honda Civic, when the car brushed a man who was carrying bottled water, splashing the witness. She says the man splashed the officer's car with the water. Other witnesses say the man threw his bottled water at the officer's car.

The witness says the off-duty officer, with a child in his car, got out of the car to confront the man and ended up in a fight with the man and one of the man's friends.

The officer eventually drew his gun, sending witnesses diving behind cars to get out of the way, she said.

Campus police are investigating, and are looking at security camera images to determine whether the incident was recorded.

Campus police tell 9News Now that witness accounts differ.

No arrests have been made.

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