Published July 19, 2016
A senior Navy official has been charged with brandishing a gun at a group of men he reportedly accused of being drunk and noisy at a neighbor's party.
Police said Tuesday that Karnig Ohannessian, who was named a deputy assistant Navy secretary in January, faces three misdemeanor counts after the June 11 confrontation, which was recorded on a cellphone video and shared with CBS News.
The video shows a man pointing a gun at people and telling them to leave the area outside his home in Burke. A magistrate determined Ohannessian's arrest last month lacked probable cause, but on Tuesday, police said they took their case to the chief magistrate, who determined that charges were warranted.
Ohannessian did not return a call seeking comment Tuesday.