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

A New Haven fire captain accused of pulling a gun on another fire captain is due in court today.

Police said Captain Richard Rife, 47, of North Haven, was involved in a argument with acting fire captain, Lt. Frank Ricci, at the Lombard Street Fire House.

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 was charged with reckless endangerment.

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

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