A captain with the Nevada Department of Public Safety who was attempting to break up a fight outside the department offices on West Nye Lane was jumped by the fighters who then wrestled away his gun.
Sheriff Kenny Furlong said the officer with the Department of Public Safety was leaving the office when he came upon the fight, attempted to intervene and the three turned on him.
Furlong said one of the suspects racked the officer's loaded gun and put it to his head. The three then fled. The officer was unharmed.
Carson City deputies detained all three. The gun was recovered.