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Oregon man who fired gun during Super Bowl unfit to stand trial

Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

EUGENE – A man accused of firing a gunshot while watching New England’s come-from-behind victory in the Super Bowl has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

Court records show a judge ordered Donald Bolden transferred from the Lane County Jail to the Oregon State Hospital.

The Register-Guard reported the move came after a psychological evaluation, the results of which were sealed by the court.

Police said Bolden was having a one-sided argument with a man at the bar of a Eugene restaurant when he pulled out a gun and fired. The bullet struck the bar.

An off-duty police sergeant dining in the restaurant helped detain Bolden.

The 63-year-old Florence man is charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful use of a weapon, attempted assault with a firearm and recklessly endangering another person.

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