PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A viral video posted on Twitter showing to indicate a person pointing a gun at one other man in Previous Metropolis has Philadelphia police investigating. Eyewitness Information spoke to some individuals who have been within the video.
Spoke w/ the person pointing firearm+the lady who stood up. She says man on bike was yelling about social distancing & pulled out bikelock solely after gun was pointed. Man w/ gun says video doesn’t present different man charging throughout the road, pulling what seemed like a gun from belt. https://t.co/T9wzv4YzCa
— Alexandria Hoff (@AlexandriaHoff) July 7, 2020
It was taken Sunday on 2nd Road, proper off Market Road. It’s simply 22 seconds lengthy however it has prompted lots of concern on social media.
The recording begins at what seems to be a peak in tensions. It reveals a person pointing a firearm at one other man in an space the place patrons had been having fun with outside ingesting and eating on 2nd Road in Previous Metropolis.
“I’m screaming he solely has a motorcycle lock. He’s not doing something,” Liz stated.
Liz is the lady seen within the video standing in entrance of the gun. She was defending a person who she says, moments prior, had arrived to the world on his bike and had been shouting at diners, like herself, about social distancing.
“He saved going, he saved screaming about social distancing. That’s when Jamie, the gentleman who pulled the gun, stood up and was going to provoke what I believed was a fistfight,” Liz stated.
The person with the beard is Jamie. He was sitting at one other desk.
Within the video, Liz is heard pleading with Jamie that the person with the bike was solely armed with a motorcycle lock.
“The bike lock was not pulled out earlier than the gun was pulled out and his life was not at risk,” Liz stated.
Jamie Atlig, proprietor of Infusion Lounge, believed his life and the lives of his prospects have been at risk. He says the person verbally threatened him, then charged throughout the road.
“As he’s getting nearer, he reaches behind his again like this, begins pulling out a metallic object which at that time, thought was a gun as a result of I noticed a black deal with,” Atlig stated.
Atlig provides that he possesses the correct permits to hold his weapon and is dissatisfied within the threats he has obtained for the reason that video has taken off on social media.
“They’re making issues about racial that don’t have anything to do with race and that narrative and that exercise must cease within the nation,” Atlig stated.
Atlig defined that as a Muslim enterprise proprietor, he is aware of what it feels wish to be focused and the colour of the person’s pores and skin had nothing to do with the response he had.
Police say they’re investigating and looking for the person with the bike. Thus far, he has not reported the incident.