Pullman police said that 31-year-old John Bordley attempted to enter Anytime Fitness through a locked door at the gym shortly before six o'clock Thursday evening. According to police, Bordley started a confrontation and pulled a 40-caliber pistol on a member who tried to use his key to enter the building and refused to let Bordley in behind him.
"He's not injured, but it was a firearm," said Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant. "He pointed it at him, threatened to kill him, and so that classifies enough for the arrest of Assault First Degree, which is a felony."
A gym member immediately called 911 and Bordley fled the scene. When police arrived, Bordley had returned to the gym parking lot without the gun, but police found it stashed in some bushes about a block away. Police say Bordley is a transient and they've made contact with him a few times over the last week. He was arrested on charges of First Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and multiple weapons offenses. He's currently being held at the Whitman County Jail on a $50,000 bond.