A member of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan participates in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee.
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MOUNT VICTORY, Ohio - A man has been charged with menacing after witnesses said he pulled out a gun and made a threat during a confrontation between a Ku Klux Klan group and a black man.
The suspect, a 22-year-old Hamilton man, is white.
The Hardin County Sheriff's Office responded Saturday to a report that a KKK group was walking down a street in Mount Victory, about 50 miles northwest of Columbus. Some participants wore robes or jackets with KKK insignia.
Witnesses say the suspect pointed a pistol at the ground and told the black man "I will kill you."
Sheriff Keith Everhart tells the Kenton Times the man was legally carrying the weapon. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing.
Mount Victory had 627 residents in the 2010 census; 615 of them were white.
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