Fire Captain Pulled Gun on Co-Worker in Fire House: Cops

Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 7:05 AM EDT
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Police tell us Captain Richard Rife was arguing with Captain Frank Ricci while the two were on duty that is when Rife took his weapon from its holster and showed it to Ricci and two other firefighters

Police tell us Captain Richard Rife was arguing with Captain Frank Ricci while the two were on duty that is when Rife took his weapon from its holster and showed it to Ricci and two other firefighters

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A New Haven fire captain has been arrested, accused of pulling a gun on another fire captain.

Captain Richard Rife, 47, of North Haven, turned himself in to police on Thursday morning.

According to police, Rife was involved in a argument with acting fire captain, Lt. Frank Ricci, at the Lombard Street Fire House on Monday.

Lt. Ricci called police to report that during the argument, Rife pulled a handgun from a holster and displayed it to him and to other firefighters at the fire house, police said.

Both Captain Rife and Lt. Ricci were on duty at the time of the incident.

Rife is facing reckless endangerment charges.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court on Aug. 30.

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