Police are investigating an incident captured on a viral video that shows a heated exchange in which a man entering the Stadium Centre apartments displayed a gun while arguing with several Florida A&M students.
These are the kind of people that are burning Nike products , we are sick of the discrimination 🗣 never thought I’d have a personal experience with racism like this, this man pulled a gun on us because we were walking up to my friends apartment w/o a key pic.twitter.com/TlMFQjoM1N
— zay❕ (@_IsaiahNoThomas) September 8, 2018
In the video, the man, whose name hasn’t been released by TPD, appears to be arguing with four younger men. The man holding the gun in the video has been identified by social media users as an employee of the Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hotels. Members of an activist group are calling for him to be fired.
The group of men are Florida A&M University students who were trying to visit the apartment.
On the video, the man in a baseball cap confronted the FAMU students and told them they were not getting into the building unless they were residents with keys. The students explained to the man that they were visiting a friend who lived there. Another white resident had to intervene to help the FAMU students get into the building.