Deputy presence at Gulf Coast Town Center after altercation

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 08:44:57-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're pushing for more information right now about a deputy presence Friday morning at Gulf Coast Town Center.

It happened around 2 a.m.

Authorities have not commented on the investigation, but we're hearing from a bar employee that says a group of people held down a security guard near the Belk and beat him.

The worker says the group ran off once deputies arrived and the man appeared to have been beaten.

A mall worker told us the security guard is expected to be ok.

We'll bring you any updates we get.