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Fox News' Sean Hannity 'pulled a GUN on Juan Williams'

Trigger warning: Sources say Sean Hannity (left) pulled a gun on contributor Juan Williams (right) after a show, and Williams was disturbed by the red laser target pointed at him
  • Hannity pulled the gun after Williams appeared on his show, sources said
  • They say Williams and others were 'disturbed' as the red dot danced across him
  • Sources claim incident was dealt with by an exec who is friends with Hannity
  • Fox says the legal and human resources departments dealt with it
  • Both Hannity and Williams said the gun was safe and he was in no danger
  • Hannity has a concealed carry permit in New York, where his show is filmed 

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is well known for his fiery on-camera persona. But the MMA-loving host can be just as outlandish off-camera too, insiders allege.

They claim that he pulled a gun on guest contributor Juan Williams, even training a laser target on the political analyst's body, after a segment last year.

Both Hannity and Williams have dismissed the claims in statements to CNN Money - but three sources told the site that Williams and other witnesses appeared disturbed by Hannity's alleged outlandish actions.

The incident occurred at the end of one of Hannity's segments in October 2016, when the host whipped out a handgun and trained it on the liberal commentator, witnesses alleged.

Hannity - who has a concealed carry permit in New York, where Fox News is based - was just showing off, the sources said.

But Williams, a regular contributor to the channel and participant in many spirited on-air arguments with Hannity, looked 'disturbed' as the red dot danced around his body, they added.

The incident was reported to Fox News execs by Hannity's colleagues, the insiders said. They say Bill Shine, a long-time pal and ex-producer of Hannity's, ended up fielding it.

However, a Fox News spokesperson said the incident was referred to the legal and human resources departments.

And in a statement to DailyMail.com, Fox News said: 'The situation was thoroughly investigated and it was found that no one was put in any danger.'

It is unclear whether any action was taken as a result.

 Arguments: The pair (seen in 2015) have a combative onscreen relationship, but say they are  friends. Both say there was no danger, and Hannity claims the gun was unloaded at the time

Arguments: The pair (seen in 2015) have a combative onscreen relationship, but say they are friends. Both say there was no danger, and Hannity claims the gun was unloaded at the time

In a statement, Williams said ''This incident is being sensationalized - everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm's way.

'It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.'

Hannity himself said in a statement that the gun was unloaded.

'While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only,' he said.

'Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I've had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting.' 

Hannity is a long-time opponent of gun control measures, a topic he has covered frequently on his show.

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By Mathias Dillion 03/17/2017 01:20:00