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Man arrested after pulling a gun in Deer Park bar

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Chad O'Reilly (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Chad O'Reilly (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
DEER PARK, OH (FOX19) -

 A man is facing numerous charges after an argument leads to him pulling out a gun and making threats at a Deer Park bar.

 Police say 25-year-old Chad O'Reilly was arguing with another customer at the H&H Tavern on Ohio Avenue. As the argument between the two became heated and verbal threats were exchanged, O'Reilly allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber semi-automatic Glock pistol and threatened to kill the other man.

The man moved to cover and the bar staff called 911. O'Reilly's friends tried to calm him down and he was eventually moved outside where he was taken into custody at gunpoint by police.

Officials say that the pistol has a loaded magazine, but no round chambered.

O'Reilly was cooperative with police and was charged with aggravated menacing, violating CCW Laws, ethnic intimidation for allegedly using racial slurs regarding the man's Hispanic heritage, and possession of a Schedule 3 controlled substance when inject able testosterone was found in his bag.

O'Reilly is an Ohio Concealed Carry Permit holder. HB 45 went into effect on September 30 giving CCW permit holders the right to carry firearms inside bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, but they are not allowed to drink. O'Reilly had been drinking according to police.

The bar's owner told FOX19 that in 21 years of doing business at that location, he has never had a problem before with violence like this, and he thinks the law is a terrible idea.  He plans to post a sign notifying potential customers that firearms are not allowed in his establishment...permit, or not.


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