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Man taken into custody after attempting to take deputy's gun

July 08, 2011

COSTA MESA — A man was taken into custody at John Wayne Airport on Friday afternoon after trying to take a sheriff deputy's gun, authorities said.

About 2:45 p.m., an unidentified man in the departure gate area tried to remove the deputy's handgun from its holster, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

The officer "managed to take control" of the man, who was soon taken into custody. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, according to the release.

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Authorities said the man, whose identity was not released, was being questioned. Officials said they believe it was an isolated incident.

—Britney Barnes

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