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Domestic dispute leads to Fort Worth officer's arrest

FORT WORTH -- A Fort Worth police officer was arrested Saturday on accusations that he waved a gun at his wife and her friend during a domestic dispute.

Donald Dwayne McFarland, 50, faces charges of deadly conduct and assault by offensive contact or threat.

According to a police report, McFarland was arrested after police were called to a west Fort Worth residence about 8:30 p.m. He is accused of waving a pistol and making threats against his wife and her friend, both 51.

Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman, said McFarland has been placed on restrictive duty.

"An internal investigation has been launched into the matter," Henderson said.

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