1:39am–#Fairfield CT–Police are on the scene at Athena Diner‎, 3350 Post Rd for a patron who took out a handgun and placed it on his table freaking out patrons.  Police are questioning two men, checking their backgrounds, neither have warrants.


On March 29, 2013 at 1:41 am the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center    received a 911 call from a complainant at Athena Diner 3350 Post Road Southport, CT.

Rahul Taylor, (D.O.B. 12/5/83) of 35 Treadwell Avenue, Westport, CT, was arrested and charged with three counts of Threatening 1st Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Breach of Peace and Carrying a firearm under influence of alcohol/drugs after he was intoxicated inside the Athena Diner 3350 Post Road and displayed a loaded handgun which threatened three people to fear for their safety.

Taylor was located sitting in a booth with a friend at Athena Diner when officers located him and asked if he had a gun in his possession, which Taylor replied no. Taylor appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages. A Sgt. asked Taylor a second time if he had a gun, and again the reply was no. Taylor was then asked to get up from his seat as he got up, Taylor reached to the right side of his body and the Sgt observed a gun in his waistband.  The Sgt. immediately grabbed Taylor’s wrist and removed a loaded, .45 caliber Inter Arms pistol from Taylor’s possession. Witnesses reported Taylor was arguing with a friend when he took his loaded weapon and placed it on the table causing patrons in the diner to fear for their safety.

Taylor was taken into custody transported to headquarters and processed a $50,000 bond was assigned with a court date of 4/9/13. Taylor had a valid pistol permit which was seized for the State of Connecticut Firearms Review Board.

The investigation revealed that Taylor owns two shot guns and the case remains active as detectives attempt to locate and seize those weapons as well.

By Stephen Krauchick

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