Police: CHL holder pulled out gun during fight at Mansfield park

MANSFIELD -- Police are investigating after they say a man pulled out his concealed handgun and pointed it at another man at a Mansfield park.

Officers were called to Rose Park on North Walnut Creek at about 7:30 p.m. Monday for reports of a man with a gun.

The 36-year-old man, who had put his gun away, was found to have a concealed handgun license. He was at the park with a woman and two children when a 30-year-old man confronted him about alleged comments he had made toward another child, police said. 

The 30-year-old man became more irritated, police say, and things escalated when he hit the other man with his hand. He reportedly then "lifted him to his feet from a seated position by his shirt and had also struck him in the face and torso area."

The man with the gun told officers he took it out and pointed it at the man, as well as others who were part of his group and gathering around. When he told them to back off, they did, police say, and he lowered his handgun.

The 30-year-old man left before officers arrived. Witnesses have confirmed to police that he started the physical altercation.

Police are working to identify him and make sure necessary charges are filed.

Witness Sergio Benitez posted this video of the incident on Facebook:

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