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Man arrested after gun pulled on Frontier Communications protester

BRAXTON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - One man is in custody after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Frontier Communications protestor in Braxton County, WV.

According to West Virginia State Police, the incident happened earlier today at approximately 4 P.M.

Troopers say they received a complaint that a replacement worker pulled a gun on a protestor near the Days Drive area of Flatwoods, WV.

The suspect, Ato Oronde Clark, 44, of Lawrenceville, GA, allegedly pulled the gun after the worker shouting, "You're taking our jobs," while gesturing at Clark. 

Clark then stopped his vehicle while in the roadway, got out of his vehicle, pulled the gun and reportedly said, "Don't mess with me."

No one was physically injured during the incident.

The victim provided a description of the suspect to police, and Clark was later arrested. 

He is facing one charge of brandishing a weapon and will be taken to Central Regional Jail to await arraignment. 

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