Former San Diego television news reporter Tony Tull was arrested Thursday after officers found a loaded handgun in the possession of a toddler in his care.
Tull was approached by officers near 14th and F Streets in the East Village neighborhood just before 8 a.m. after a citizen told officers Tull had pointed a handgun at someone and claimed to be a police officer.
The incident occurred on the campus of Urban Discovery Academy on 14th Street, police said.
Tull was searched but no handgun was found, according to SDPD Sgt. Elmer Edwards. Officers then found the loaded handgun in the possession of a two-year-old boy sitting in a stroller, Edwards said.
Tull was also caring for a 6-year-old child at the time of his arrest, police said.
He was taken into custody on suspicion of child endangerment and bringing a loaded gun to a school campus.
The children were handed over to the custody of their mother, Edwards said.
Tull, the son of Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier, was a former reporter for CW 6 San Diego and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.