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Man accused of carrying BB gun to Cary Town Hall

Posted March 11, 2015

Khung Cil

— A man who authorities say caused Cary Town Hall to be locked down briefly faces charges after authorities say he brought a BB gun into the building Wednesday morning.

Khung Cil, 43, of 514 Wickham Place, Cary, was arrested shortly before 9:45 a.m. on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon upon a governmental officer and a misdemeanor charge of prohibition of carrying and display of handguns, firearms and other weapons at certain public locations.

Police received an alert around 9:35 a.m. from the town's finance department, at 316 N. Academy St., about a man who appeared to be carrying a long gun. He left calmly after speaking briefly to an employee.

But he refused to comply with officers and allegedly bumped one with his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

No one was injured and no shots were fired, and authorities did not say why the man might have had a weapon.


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  • Rudy Rowell Mar 12, 2015
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    The felony charge was for hitting the police officer with his car. The lessor charge a class 1 misdemeanor was for carrying a BB gun into a government building. Did you all even read the same article? Kudos to WRAL for not calling a BB gun an AR-15 nor an assault rifle.

  • Amy LaFluer Mar 11, 2015
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    every government building has a sign to not bring guns knives or weapons of any kind. Why in the world would you bring one in???? If I wanted to dispose of one I don't have to have it in my hand when I ask how. Secondly I read he bumped the officer not his car. Why is common sense so uncommon?

  • Alexia Proper Mar 11, 2015
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    Felony for carrying a BB gun is an example of laws carelessly enacted as a reaction to something more serious. Problem is, lawmakers don't even read a fraction of the bills drafted.

  • Lee Irvin Mar 11, 2015
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    OMG - are we so panicked that we don't use judgement? I mean a felony for carrying a BB Gun? Maybe he was trying to find the police department to learn of the best way to depose of it? And I mean allegedly bumping a police car"? If this guy had any intention to hurt anyone, he would have rammed it. You've seen the way Police crowd a suspect. I'd be willing to bet they pulled in behind him to prevent him from backing out of a parking space and he didn't see the patrol car.

    I'm sorry, but felony carrying of a BB gun really has me suspect of this whole situation. I can envision Cary's finest hiding behind patrol cars while this guy pumps up the BB gun 10 times...

    I have a lot of respect for the Police Department, they are under a lot of stress in situations like this, but you still need a calm rational head on your shoulders.

    This guy could have been shot over something stupid and then the Taxpayers would have had to pay restitution to his family.

  • Carl Sommer Mar 11, 2015
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    Sounds like INCREDIBLY POOR JUDGEMENT all the way around on this fellows part. Glad it worked out w/o serious violence / injury. That sort of poor judgement could get a fellow killed dead.

  • Todd Jenkins Mar 11, 2015
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    Well for once they didn't shoot him in cold blood. Kudo's for Town of Cary Police for using dead force as a last resort.

  • Jason Grantham Mar 11, 2015
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    So he refused to comply with officers and hit one with his car while having a long gun and wasnt shot?

    Nevermind, its Cary.