Federal Agent, Apparently Drunk, Arrested on Suspicion of Brandishing a Gun and Attempted Kidnapping

BURBANK, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — An apparently drunk man, arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street, is a federal agent with the U.S. Marshals Service, police said.

Image source: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Image source: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Officers responded just after midnight Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times, after someone reported being approached by a very drunk man who pulled out a handgun, a police statement noted.

The victim, a man, was working on his SUV, the Times said.

The armed man directed the victim to follow him; after a short distance the victim managed to run off. The armed suspect was found by police less than a mile away.

Andrew LeConte was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and brandishing a firearm, police said.

Investigators later learned LeConte is an agent with the U.S. Marshals Service.

Jail records show the 27-year-old was released after posting $100,000 bail a few hours later, KCAL-TV reported, citing the sheriff’s department. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

Marshals Service spokesman Dave Turk said Sunday that the agency doesn’t comment on ongoing investigations.