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'I will put a round in you, sir': Armed men walk into US police station to 'lodge complaint'

The men, who are open carry advocates, were attempting to test whether officers would honour their legal right to carry guns.

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TWO MEN ARMED with guns filmed themselves entering a police station in Michigan to file a complaint after they had been ‘illegally pulled over’.

WJBK reports the men were stopped by police because they were wearing tactical masks and verts in a car. Police did not find any guns and the men were released.

The two men, identified as open carry advocates James Baker and Brandon Vreeland, later filmed themselves in a stand-off with officers at Deerborn Park Police Department, as they tested whether or not officers would honour their right to carry guns.

“We’re going to go in and file a complaint because we were illegally pulled over about an hour ago,” Baker says in the video, which was streamed live on Facebook.

We felt a little afraid for our lives when we were pulled over so we thought we better protect ourselves.

The footage shows police officer inside the station with their guns drawn, shouting at the two men to drop their weapons.

“I will shoot you. I will put a round in you, sir,” one officer shouts.

“What the hell’s the matter with you?” his colleague asks them.

As the officers continue to demand they drop their weapons and get on the ground, Baker can be heard telling them: ”It’s all legal, sir.”

WJBK reports police seized a number of loaded guns, ammunition and body armour. The two men were released, but are facing three misdemeanours and will have to appear in court over the incident.

Read: 3 men charged over Dublin gun seizure>

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