September 6th, 1901 Temple of Music, Buffalo, New York 1606 Hours Leon Czolgolz scratched his wrist as he approached McKinley. He put on a blank expression and walked up to the president. The president turned and extended his hand to Czolgolz, offering it to him. Czolgolz raised his right hand and pulled the trigger of the pistol under the handkerchief. The gun clicked. The president heard this, and before Czolgolz could cock the revolver again, he yelled. "Detain this man!" At this, Czolgolz was mobbed by the president's bodyguards. The pistol was wrestled away from his hands, and he was led away from the building. Disaster averted.