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Armed man threatens North Carolina gay-friendly nightclub

Armed man threatens North Carolina gay-friendly nightclub

North Carolina Gay bar threatened Grayson Pittman

A North Carolina man was arrested for shouting homophobic insults and threatening staff with a handgun outside of a gay-friendly nightclub.

Grayson Pittman was stopped by doorman at gay friendly nightclub Ruby Deluxe in Raleigh, NC.

Pittman, 27, allegedly pulled out a handgun and launched into a tirade of homophobic abuse.

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Ruby Deluxe owner Tim Lemuel told ABC 11: ‘I am so grateful that he didn’t get into the club.

‘In the future we’re actually putting in a “no backpacks” policy.

‘I own three clubs in Raleigh and we’re gonna put in a ’no backpacks’ policy in all of those,’ he continued.

The incident on Monday (5 March) is Pittman’s 12th arrest since 2010

Previous charges include disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.  He was carrying a taser and a knife in a backpack during Monday’s incident.

In October, Orlando installed a rainbow crosswalk near Pulse Nightclub, where 49 people were massacred in July 2016.