The man arrested for allegedly pulling a gun Friday night at Eastland Mall is identified as Brandon Brucken of Evansville.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says Brucken walked up to his ex-wife and her boyfriend in the mall, hit the boyfriend in the head, spit in his face, then eventually pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the couple. According the investigators, hundreds of people in the mall, including some children, saw the incident. One of the witnesses found an off duty deputy, and told him about what happened. Brucken was arrested and taken to the jail where detectives say he admitted to the incident.
Deputies say Brucken had a 9mm Glock in his possession when he was arrested. They also say Brucken had a permit to legally carry the gun.
Brucken faces several charges including intimidation and disorderly conduct.
We’re following breaking news tonight out of Evansville.
Police say they were called to Eastland Mall around 7:30 p.m. for a complaint about a man with a gun.
According to authorities, no shots were fired and they’re busy talking to the man to fully understand what happened.
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