Man Arrested After He Threatens to ‘Come Back Orlando-Style’ at Brooklyn Gay Bar

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A little more than a day after the bloody rampage at Pulse nightclub that left 49 dead, the NYPD arrested a 40-year-old man after he aggressively threatened a Brooklyn gay bar and warned a bouncer that he was “going to come back Orlando-style.”

Cops said 40-year-old Justin Rice had been arguing with his girlfriend at Happyfun Hideway in Bushwick when bar staff asked the pair to calm down. They did not, and a bouncer escorted Rice out, which set him off. “You fucking f—-ts,” Rice screamed, police sources told the Daily News. “I’m going to shoot this place up and get my 50 just like Orlando, Florida,” he yelled. “I’m going to come back Orlando-style!” Rice also tried to punch the bouncer and flung a metal bucket filled with sand at him, though the bouncer managed to restrain the belligerent man until the NYPD showed up and arrested him. 

The horrible encounter took place shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. Rice has been charged with aggravated harassment, attempted assault, making a terrorist threat, and menacing as a hate crime. He’s currently being held at Rikers and is due in court on Friday.