A New Hampshire man was placed under arrest after allegedly making a threat while holding a handgun -- after he was refused entry into a bar.
Joseph Riley, 22, of Manchester and his friend Stefan Galvin, 21, of Merrimack were attempting to get into McGarvey's on Elm St. in Manchester early Wednesday morning.
The bartender, Justin Murphy, 37, of Manchester engaged in a brief argument with the two men due to the fact they appeared drunk and were not allowed to enter the bar.
Richard Baker, 29, of Manchester tried to help stop the altercation, so he stood near Murphy. At this time, Riley allegedly pulled out a Glock .380 handgun, pulled the slide back and loaded a round into the chamber.
Baker was then able to flag down a patrol car.
Riley was arrested for criminal threatening and the weapon was seized. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance and will appear in court on June 9.
Galvin was not charged in the incident.