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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say they arrested a Louisville man after he crashed Millionaire's Row without a ticket Thursday morning, and then threatened the patrons, claiming to have a gun.
According to an arrest report, 44-year-old James Young walked into the exclusive venue at Churchill Downs shortly after 7 a.m. on May 2. Somehow, he evaded screening procedures and got into the area, despite the fact that he didn't have proper credentials, the arrest report states.
Young allegedly sat down at a table and began threatening the patrons, claiming to have a gun.
When asked to leave, police say Young took a swing at a Churchill Downs security official. The two men fought and a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was called in to arrest Young.
Authorities say patrons "became alarmed and concerned for their safety" because of Young's actions.
Young was searched, but no gun was ever found, according to the arrest report.
He was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.