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Man Allegedly Tries To Take Deputy’s Gun At OC Airport

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IRVINE (CBS/AP) — A man arrested at John Wayne Airport after allegedly trying to take a deputy’s gun was identified Sunday.

Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Strachan said 31-year-old Leonardo Alvarez approached the deputy from behind in the airport’s departure gate area about 2:45 p.m. Friday and tried to grab his pistol.

No shots were fired.

Alvarez was transported to the Orange County Jail.

He could face several felonies, including but not limited to, assault and battery on a peace officer, according to authorities.

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