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Arkansas election commissioner pulls gun after meeting

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - A Jefferson County election commissioner says he pulled a gun following a meeting in Pine Bluff because he felt threatened by a man he had argued with during the meeting.

The incident took place Thursday outside the building where the meeting was held.

No shots were fired, but 74-year-old Stuart Soffer said he thought 71-year-old Theodis Davis was going to hit him and said he probably would have fired had Commissioner Mike Adam not stepped between them. Adam said Davis charged toward Soffer and that Soffer had a gun.

Davis denied the allegation.

Davis and others had tried to discuss a proposal to allow commissioner's to hire and fire election coordinators when the meeting was adjourned after the discussion became heated.

Police say a video shows Soffer never pointed the gun at Davis.

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