Arizona physician arrested for allegedly pointing gun at protestors

A physician was arrested Oct. 18 and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a gun at a group of anti-abortion protestors outside Acacia Women's Center in Phoenix on Oct. 10, according to ABC15.

Police records say someone with a GoPro camera recorded Ronald Yunis, MD, pull out a pistol and point it at the protestors after one of them shouted "Coward!" as he drove out of the parking lot at the women's clinic, according to the Arizona Republic.

Dr. Yunis told police he owns multiple guns and has a concealed-weapons permit. He denied bringing a gun to the clinic or pointing it at protestors.

Dr. Yunis was released from jail on his own recognizance. He's scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31.

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