This is the frightening moment when a white man pulls a gun against a group of black students waiting for a friend to let them enter the university apartment block.
The images posted on Twitter show a man, identified as Don Crandall, blocking the entry of several black students from Florida A & M University to student housing at the Stadium Stadium in Tallahassee last Saturday.
In the clip, a group of students, including Isaiah Butterfield, who filmed the incident, can be seen in a heated conversation with Crandall, who at one point pulled out a gun.
According to reports, Crandall had confronted the students while they waited outside the block for a friend to let them in to attend a party.
In the clip, the man, later identified as Don Crandall, can be seen holding a gun in his left hand
You find another elevator, you can not get into this, you can hear Crandall while blocking the road to the building.
& # 39; Why not? Are you the owner of the building? the students asked.
"Since you do not belong to this building," he replied before adding: "You do not have a key to the building, you do not belong to the elevator."
The video of the incident was posted on Twitter by Butterfield and is being investigated by Tallahassee police.
"We are fed up with discrimination," Butterfield wrote along with the tweet.
"I never thought I would have a personal experience with racism like this, this man pointed a gun at us because we were walking to my friends' apartment without a key."
You can see the group of black students having a prolonged discussion with Crandall, as he refuses to leave them in the elevator.
A spokesman for the accommodation at Stadium Stadium said Crandall did not live there after being identified
Butterfield then told ABC News that he believed Crandall had been trying to "provoke" him. to the students to use their weapon.
"Once we found out that he had the gun, it became a completely different situation," Butterfield said.
"We really thought he was trying to provoke us to the point where he became violent so that he could retaliate with the gun, I knew that if this guy even feels threatened, he will find any excuse to pull the trigger."
Twitter users identified the man in the video as Crandall, the manager of a local Baymont by Wyndham hotel.
In a post on Instagram, the hotel confirmed his identity and said he was no longer working there.
A spokesman for Stadium Center also confirmed that Crandall did not live in the apartment block.
Florida A & M student Isaiah Butterfield filmed the confrontation and posted the video on Twitter
The confrontation took place outside the Stadium Center accommodation in downtown Tallahassee (pictured)
The Baymont by Wyndham hotel confirmed that its former manager Don Crandall was the man involved in the incident