Comedian Katt Williams has denied reports he brandished a gun at a busy comedy club in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Williams allegedly sparked panic at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood by pulling out a firearm and threatening a heckler, and police were called to the scene.
However, Williams is said to have left the venue before law enforcement officers arrived, and editors at TMZ now report the stand-up star denies handling a weapon, claiming he was threatened and assaulted by several gang members at the club.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed an investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are now urging the comedian to get in touch and tell his “side of the story.”
Sergeant Dave Valentine of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says, “He’s (Williams is) being investigated, preliminarily, for threatening someone with a weapon… (He) wasn’t performing. He was just there, but he was gone when we arrived. The victim filed a report. Obviously we’d like to hear Mr. Williams’ side of the story… We’re not sure if it was a heckler… If we get a call of a man with a gun, we’re sending everyone we have.”
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