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Feb 8, 2013 6:07 PM by AP posted by Siera Santos

Man with gun tackled outside Westminster Walmart

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Westminster police say a man accused of reaching for a gun outside a Walmart store was tackled by a customer.

Now the man faces criminal charges.

Police say Cassidy Ray Rhoads faces possible charges of improper possession of a weapon by a previous offender, felony menacing, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Police say he was shouting in the parking lot Friday when a customer said to stop being so vulgar. The two argued, and the customer tackled Rhoads after Rhoads allegedly reached for a gun. Customers and employees held Rhoads until police arrived.

Rhoads was taken to a hospital because he was unconscious after hitting his head on the ground during the struggle.

Police say drugs may have contributed to Rhoads' behavior.

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