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Westport Man Charged With Gun Threat In Fairfield Diner

Rahul Taylor, 29, of Treadwell Avenue in Westport was charged with threatening, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, reckless endangerment and a breach of the peace by Fairfield Police Friday.
Rahul Taylor, 29, of Treadwell Avenue in Westport was charged with threatening, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, reckless endangerment and a breach of the peace by Fairfield Police Friday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Westport man faces threatening and weapons charges after taking a pistol out during an argument at Fairfield’s Athena Diner early Friday morning, according to police reports.

Witnesses told Fairfield Police that Rahul Taylor, 29, of Treadwell Avenue took out a gun during an argument at the diner and placed it on a table, police said. Taylor had been in an argument at the Grey Goose earlier that night, and while discussing the incident he made threatening statements toward the three people with him at the diner, according to the police report.

When officers arrived Taylor denied having a weapon on him twice, police said. He appeared intoxicated, and admitted to drinking alcohol that night, according to the arrest report. When Taylor stood up the officer saw a loaded .45-caliber pistol in his waistband, police said. A sergeant then grabbed Taylor’s wrist and seized the handgun, according to the arrest report.

Taylor had a valid pistol permit for the weapon, but after the incident the permit was confiscated and sent for review by the Connecticut Firearms Review Board, police said.

Taylor was charged with three counts of first-degree threatening and carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol, both felonies, as well as reckless endangerment and a breach of the peace, both misdemeanors. His bond was set at $50,000,and he is due in court on April 9.

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