Suffolk police arrested a defense attorney at his Huntington office Monday, police said, after he pointed a handgun at one of his clients during a dispute.
Pierre Bazile, 46, of Albemarle Avenue in Huntington Station, was charged with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, shortly after the skirmish at the law office of Christopher Cassar at 13 E. Carver St. in Huntington, police said.
Police said Bazile, who served as an NYPD officer for 14 years before becoming an attorney, pulled out a 9 mm handgun at about 12:15 p.m. during an argument with a 32-year-old client and ordered him out of the office.
The client then waited outside for officers to arrive, police said.
Bazile was arrested and released on station house bail. It was unclear when he would be arraigned on the charge.
Bazile had no comment Monday night.