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North Carolina man charged after firing gun in workplace

Because of the many instances of gun violence across the country, it is understandable for people to become upset or frightened when reports of weapons or gunfire arise. Law enforcement may react quickly to minimize the potential for tragedy. This may result in severe charges for anyone involved. One North Carolina man is facing felony charges after a weapons incident inside his wife's place of employment.

The man was formerly employed by a food plant, which is located across the street from an elementary school. During the Friday night shift, the man came to the plant, entered the break room and allegedly fired his gun. No one was struck by the bullet, but one woman was taken to the hospital for injuries suffered while trying to escape in the pandemonium of the evacuation that followed.

It is not clear if anyone was in the break room at the time of the incident, but authorities speculate that the man was attempting to frighten his wife, who is an employee at the plant. Police arrested the man, and he now faces a felony charge of firing a weapon and assault by pointing a gun. Nearly a dozen officers were on the scene at the plant, closing entrances and reviewing surveillance video.

Despite the fact that no one suffered severe serious injuries, the man is still facing serious charges. Convictions for felony counts carry heavy penalties and may complicate the man's efforts to find work in the future. Anyone accused of weapons offenses in North Carolina can benefit from the assistance of an attorney with experience in criminal defense.

Source:, "Police arrest man accused of firing shot inside Claremont food plant", Feb. 17, 2018

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