Police: Federal agent threatened man with gun in downtown Burbank

A 27-year-old federal officer was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly, while drunk, approached a man in downtown Burbank while brandishing a handgun, police said.

Andrew LeConte, who police identified as an agent for the United States Marshals Service, approached the victim on the 300 block of E. Santa Anita Ave. while allegedly holding a gun, and asked the victim to follow him, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.

The victim, who was working on his SUV, reportedly followed LeConte for a short distance, and then ran away, Ruiz said.

Police responded to the area at 12:31 a.m. and located the suspect about a half-hour later at San Fernando Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue.

LeConte was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and brandishing a firearm.

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