SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Tense moments outside Capitol Building during Jacob Blake protest

A tense scene during a peaceful protest outside the Florida capitol after a coutner protester...
A tense scene during a peaceful protest outside the Florida capitol after a coutner protester appears to draw a gun.(WCTV)
Published: Aug. 29, 2020 at 7:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 9:48 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Tense moments erupted Saturday outside the Capital Building after a gun was pulled during an altercation.

Protesters were outside the Capitol to discuss the recent police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake among others Saturday afternoon.

During an altercation, one person pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters. Confusion and tension broke out but was quickly deescalated by the Tallahassee Police Department already on scene.

Here’s a look at how the incident folded from our cameras.

NOTE: Due to the chaotic scene, this video contains foul language and potentially disturbing images.

The man who appears to be at the center of this altercation was caught on our cameras just minutes earlier. He has his phone out as he walks around the protest site.

Here are other sights and sounds from the evening protest outside the capital. NOTE: this is raw footage.

No shots were fired and no injuries as a result of the panic were reported, but protesters who spoke with WCTV say they were shaken by what happened.

Here’s an extended look at those interviews, captured just moments after the chaos:

Here’s a look at our footage well before the chaos erupted, as protesters met blocks away to begin the march:

Our Brandon Spencer was on the scene and tweeted this video as it happened. Please note that profane language was used and can be heard on camera.

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