South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy was unharmed after a woman pulled a gun on the freshman congressman in the parking lot of his hometown Spartanburg, S.C., church on Sunday night.
A little before 8 p.m. Sunday, Gowdy was approached by a woman who pointed a gun at him and demanded that he stop following her, WSPA reported.
Gowdy explained to the woman — identified by authorities as 52-year-old Gloria Yvonne Brackett of Georgia — that he was not following her but waiting for a family member.
The congressman then drove away unscathed, as Brackett chased after him on foot.
Gowdy drove straight to the police department, according to WSPA, and was able to retrieve his daughter with a police escort.
“Mr. Gowdy is grateful to the Spartanburg Public Safety Department for their help last night and especially for helping make sure his daughter was safe,” Gowdy spokesman Josh Dix wrote in an emailed statement.
Dix added that due to the fact that the investigation is ongoing they will not be commenting on the incident further.
Brackett has reportedly been charged with pointing a firearm and illegally carrying a pistol. She is scheduled for a bond hearing Monday afternoon, according to WSPA.