Report: Police arrest woman for pointing gun at Rep. Gowdy

A woman has been arrested for pointing a gun at Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in Spartanburg, S.C., on Sunday evening.

Gowdy told police he was waiting in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in Spartanburg when he was approached by 52-year-old Gloria Yvonne Brackett, according to media reports.

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Gowdy told investigators Brackett told him to "stop following her" and left after he told her he was waiting to pick up his daughter. Brackett allegedly returned with a firearm, which she pointed at Gowdy. 

The freshman lawmaker put his car in reverse to leave and was chased by Brackett on foot. 

He reported the incident to police, who arrested her and charged her with illegally carrying and pointing a gun.

Gowdy's office said Monday in a statement that the lawmaker was "grateful to the Spartanburg Public Safety Department for their help last night and especially for helping make sure his daughter was safe," according to a report.

"Given the fact that this is an ongoing investigation with a subsequent prosecution, Mr. Gowdy will not be making any additional comments," the statement added.

At a press conference Monday, a spokesman for the Spartanburg police said there was no indication that Brackett knew Gowdy was a congressman when she brandished her pistol.

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