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An Ohio sheriff's deputy who had a gun pulled on him by an IRS security guard has spoken out about the terrifying moment he braced for a bullet in the back.
'Basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back,' Lucas County Sheriff's deputy Alan Gaston told ABC 13.
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'There's really no way to know how you're going to act when there's a gun pointed at you and when you think you're going to lose your life,' Gaston added.
Gaston was on duty when he stopped by an IRS office in Toledo on May 31 to ask about a letter he had received.
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He was dressed in his full sheriff's office uniform with his badge and gun clearly visible when he entered the office. Gaston said the security guard, Seth Eklund, told him he could only enter the office if he put his gun in his car.
The deputy said he couldn't do that seeing as he was still on duty so he decided to leave the office.
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Surveillance video obtained by 13ABC shows Gaston walking out of the office before the security guard follows him with his gun pointed at the deputy's back.
The guard followed Gaston...
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