Firearms were removed as part of a Red Flag Law check on the owner of Liquor Warehouse following a controversial video shared on social media in the past week, according to city police.
In the video, police said an employee of the Liquor Warehouse made verbal threats. The video was then shared on social media on Friday.
Police said they investigated the video and no criminal charges have been filed. Police said the threats were enough to trigger the state’s new Red Flag Law.
The law went into effect in August, and it allows law enforcement to seize firearms from people who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others. Police said they secured a temporary extreme risk protection order from Supreme Court Justice Patrick F. McRae.
The order was then served on the employee and the owner of Liquor Warehouse, Michael Deshane.
Police said the order was executed Wednesday at both the Rome-Taberg Road liquor store and Deshane’s residence, and several firearms were removed.