Man arrested after pulling gun on bouncers at Bourbon Street bar

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Nicholas Morel

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested a man who pulled a gun on bouncers at a Bourbon Street bar.

Thirty-one-year-old Nicholas Morel and a friend were involved in a fight with the security staff at the Swamp in the 400 block of Bourbon Street just before 1:30 a.m. on March 22, according to the NOPD.

Morel repeatedly struck security personnel before pulling out a handgun and pointing it at the bouncers.

The fight began when Morel’s friend allegedly pushed a bouncer, according to the NOPD.

The club’s staff provided responding officers with a handgun that they said Morel pulled out.

Morel was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm in an alcoholic beverage outlet, illegal carrying of a concealed weapon, and as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The other man was questioned and released, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080.

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