A legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened with a gun at a polling precinct in Detroit — an incident that state Republican leaders are calling an act of “outlandish” intimidation.
The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter who demanded that he show his credentials. The poll watcher complied with the request –but the voter objected and allegedly brandished a gun and badge and ordered him to leave the precinct.
The GOP observer was reportedly chased away by the unidentified gun-wielding individual.
The Detroit Police Dept. confirmed to Fox News they are aware of the alleged incident and are currently investigating.
“Poll watchers, precinct workers and voters should not be put in danger when performing their duties,” said Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. “Our Republic requires free and fair elections.”
Schostak called the incident “outlandish, reckless and dangerous.”
There are also reports of an incident at another Detroit polling place where a woman was punched in the face by an Obama supporter.
Police tell Fox News they are not aware of that particular incident.