NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A New Haven fire captain charged with reckless endangerment last month after a colleague said he pointed a handgun at him is due back in court.

Richard Rife is scheduled to appear Wednesday in New Haven Superior Court on the misdemeanor charge. A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

Lt. Frank Ricci told police that Rife removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it at him, then put it back in his waistband. Ricci says it happened after Rife was speaking negatively about another colleague and Ricci told him to “holster your weapon” as a figure of speech.

An arrest affidavit says Rife denied pointing the gun at Ricci or having a gun in his possession at the firehouse.

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