Changes expected after firefighters threatened with gun

Changes expected after firefighters threatened with gun

04 April 2017

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USA — ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Firefighters say they were threatened on the job by a man armed with a gun.

Firefighters responded Saturday to a grass fire on Canton Lane.

Several firefighters responded in their personal vehicles, and deputies say Roger Wood started threatening firefighters with a gun for parking near his property.

Because of the incident, Anderson County Fire Chief Jimmy Sutherland says volunteers are going to change some things. He said firefighters will wait until a deputy is with them on scene.

He said that could affect many people.

An incident report states that Wood pulled a pistol from his waist band and pointed it at a firefighter. Wood was highly intoxicated at the time, according to the report.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office charged Wood with pointing and presenting a firearm, breach of peace and interference with firefighter authority.

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