UPDATE 5/2: ABC 17 News reached out to the Columbia Police Department about the incident. It was confirmed by police that an employee of Arby’s was outside when he noticed a man standing near the dumpsters. The employee said that he went over to the man to get him to leave, then the man pointed a gun at him. Officer located the juvenile behind a nearby building.
The man was identified as a 16 year old juvenile who had the gun, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
While investigating the incident, officers contacted Harley Hunter, who knew the juvenile. The juvenile had a Vyvanse pill in a baggie, Hunter’s driver’s license and a paycheck stub for Hunter.
The juvenile was taken into custody for felony unlawful use of a weapon, felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor fourth degree assault and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hunter was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two juvenile boys have been brought into custody after an incident involving a gun at Arby’s on South Providence in Columbia.
The Columbia Police Department will not release any more information at this time because of the fact that they are juveniles.
ABC 17 News is on scene and continuing to follow this story.