Del. FF accused of pulling gun while directing traffic

The volunteer firefighter is facing felony charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a motorist and threatening to shoot him


By Laura French

SMYRNA, Del. — A Delaware volunteer firefighter performing fire police duties allegedly pulled a gun on a motorist while directing traffic around a disabled vehicle on Saturday.

Smyrna Firefighter Elliott Glover, 69, faces felony charges after allegedly pointing a handgun at a family member of the person in the disabled vehicle and saying he was going to shoot the man, according to the Associated Press

Smyrna Firefighter Elliott Glover, 69, is accused of pulling a gun on a motorist while performing fire police duties at the scene of a disabled vehicle. (Photo/Delaware State Police)
Smyrna Firefighter Elliott Glover, 69, is accused of pulling a gun on a motorist while performing fire police duties at the scene of a disabled vehicle. (Photo/Delaware State Police)

State troopers said the man whom Glover is accused of pointing the gun at had received a phone call from his family member and was stopped by Glover while driving to the scene to help them.

Glover refused to let the man through after he explained why he was there, and authorities say the gun was drawn from behind Glover's back after the motorist turned the wheels of his car as though preparing to drive around Glover. 

Glover was charged with aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. 

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