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Get Your Gun: Man Sneaks Up Behind Deputy & Attempts To Steal His Firearm In Airport

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The man arrested Friday for allegedly trying to take a deputy’s gun at John Wayne Airport has been identified, according to CBS Local.

31-year-old Leonardo Alvarez allegedly approached Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Strachan from behind and tried to grab his pistol in the airport’s departure gate area about 2:45 p.m. on Friday. No shots were fired and Alvarez was transported to the Orange County Jail.

He could face several felonies, including but not limited to, assault and battery on a peace officer, according to authorities.