ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) — An Anderson man faces multiple charges after police said he assaulted, threatened and pulled a gun on his coworkers Monday morning at a restaurant.

A report from the Anderson Police Department states that officers responded at about 9:45 a.m. to Mission Grill at 1807A E. Greenville Street in Anderson regarding a hostile employee threatening coworkers with a gun.

The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Gary Lamar Brown, of Anderson. According to victim statements in the report, Brown was upset because his hours had been cut.

The general manager of the store, as well as some employees, helped get others to hide in the back freezer during the incident. Police said Brown left on a bicycle but returned roughly 20 minutes later.

At that time, he was told that he had been fired, and then became “irate and started threatening everyone and struck [an employee] in the back of the head,” according to the victims.

He was arrested Monday after fleeing the scene once again on his bike.

Brown is charged with the following:

  • Simple assault
  • 2nd degree assault & battery
  • Pointing a firearm at another person
  • Unlawful carry of a weapon