Video: US naval official pulls gun on partying neighbours


The US Navy's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment is in hot water after being caught on camera pulling a gun on a group of young men outside his home.

Senior Official Karnig Ohannessian is under investigation for allegedly threatening three young men with his firearm on the steps of his property in Burke, Virginia, while one of them filmed the incident on his cellphone.

The men say Ohannessian pulled his gun on them while they were leaving a party, until a woman, thought to be Ohannesian's wife, convinced him to back down.

After one of the men's mothers saw the cellphone footage she filed an official complaint, while the US Navy has since told CBS News that Mr Ohannessian's supervisor is taking the appropriate action to understand the full details of what occurred.