UPDATE: Woman Arrested For Pointing Gun at Rep. Trey Gowdy

Incident occurred on Sunday evening.

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC -- Police said Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-4) was not injured when a woman pointed a gun at him Sunday night in a church parking lot in Spartanburg County.

More from press conference: See what police say Gowdy did after she pointed the loaded semiautomatic weapon at him.

Spartanburg Public Safety Department reported that Gowdy was able to drive away from the incident. The incident happened about 8:10 p.m. at First Baptist Church Spartanburg, while Gowdy was waiting to pick up his daughter.

The woman, Gloria Brackett, 52, was arrested following the incident.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday morning with more information about the incident.

The Spartanburg Public Safety Department is investigating.

Cleo September 11, 2012 at 10:27 AM
1) She should be charged with terroristic threats. If somebody came up to my car window and threatened me with a gun, I'm sure they weren't joking 2) If she was so scared about him "following" her, why didn't she go to same safety building? Why Did she even get out of the car? 3) GOP Congressman or not, anythime there's a black on white killing (or any other issue) it's always hidden on a back page in the hopes that no one will see it because they're afraid of retailiation. And the MSM would definitely not cover it for fear of being called racist and you know they can't be called that because they're mostly liberals. 4) And you're right. Obama has divided this country right down the line and once he got the blacks/whites against each other, now he got the rich and the poor against each other. 5)Didn't Hitler sort of use the same tactics? Kids against their parents...Jews and gentiles? Sounds awfully familiar to me. We'll be bowing to Obama next.
Melba Simmons Rowland September 11, 2012 at 01:50 PM
and which state are you living in? Please don't insult the good people of SC. Mr Gowdy lives in SC..the woman with the gun lives in Ga.
Melba Simmons Rowland September 11, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Come on, this has nothing to with Obama or Romney.....leave politics out of it.
Rosie September 11, 2012 at 05:57 PM
The NRA/GOP makes it so easy to get a gun--so it's coming back to them now. Congratulations.
reg September 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Scott, how did you arrive at the conclusion that this woman was, as you say, "lib"?


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