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Watch: Video captures man pulling gun on skaters in a church parking lot

Video shows a group of skateboarders at Compassion Church in Gilbert. A man parks in front of them, pulls a handgun and asks them to leave.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Gilbert police said Thursday they’re investigating a viral video of a man confronting a group of skateboarders at a local church and pulling a handgun on them.

The video, which was published on TikTok, shows a group of skateboarders at Compassion Church in Gilbert. A 68-year-old man parks in front of them in a Tesla and walks toward them. He pulls a handgun from his pocket before telling them to leave.

The skateboarders leave without further confrontation, and the man puts the gun back in his pocket.

A spokesperson for the church said they recognize the man as living nearby but said he does not go to the church.

There is also a school on the grounds of the church, the spokesperson said, and the incident happened in front of the church’s kids club.

The spokesperson said the church is cooperating with police and hopes the man is charged.

Gilbert police have identified the suspect as Bernardo Aillon.

Police said Friday the department was submitting criminal charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm on school grounds to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

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