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Police: W. Va. Attorney Pulls Gun, Threatens To Shoot Fake Spiders

LOGAN W. Va. (KDKA) – A West Virginia assistant prosecuting attorney has been suspended for a bizarre incident involving a gun and fake spiders.

WCHS reports that assistant prosecutor Chris White was suspended for allegedly pulling a pistol on some fake spiders in his office.

According to Logan County Prosecutor John Bennett, several secretaries in the office decorated for Halloween.

Those decorations included fake spiders.

White apparently suffers from arachnophobia and became irate over the decorations.

That's when he allegedly pulled a pistol and threated to shoot the spiders.

Bennett told WCHS, "He said they had spiders everyplace and he said he told them it wasn't funny, and he couldn't stand them, and he did indeed get a gun out. It had no clip in it, of course they wouldn't know that, I wouldn't either if I looked at it, to tell you the truth."

Logan County Chief Deputy M.A. says there is an open criminal investigation into the incident.

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