- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Marshal’s Office has defended its handling of a Memphis arrest after video surfaced online showing an officer training a shotgun on the people in the apartment where the fugitive had been staying.

Local media in Memphis report that the video, believed to have been taken Tuesday, shows 28-year-old Bobby Gibbs being taken into custody without incident. As Gibbs’ family member Corterian Wright videotapes the takedown, a marshal points his rifle at Wright and keeps it trained on him as Wright goes back inside. The video has been viewed more than 1 million times on Facebook

Marshals spokesman Seth Bruce said Wednesday that the marshal was following proper procedures. He says Gibbs was wanted for several violent felonies and the apartment constituted an “unknown threat” to authorities.


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