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Wash. Man Fires Gun to Scare Man Threatening Woman

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police say a bystander fired a shot into the air to scare a man who had been chasing a woman and threatening her with a knife in Everett, Wash.

Police officer Aaron Snell said the man with the knife stopped chasing the woman Wednesday afternoon and was detained by several other people until police arrived and arrested him for unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon. Police say the woman fled.

Snell says the man and woman had been involved in a domestic dispute.

The 61-year-old Arlington man who fired his pistol told police he'd ordered the man with the knife to stop chasing the woman. Fearing for her safety, the bystander says he fired one shot.


Snell says police spoke to the man who fired his gun. They don't expect to pursue any charges against him.

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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

 what goes up, must come down.

Not a smart thing to do imo.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Maybe but it stopped the guy without shooting him.

Quoting Radarma:

 what goes up, must come down.

Not a smart thing to do imo.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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I am glad that no one was hurt in the incident.

Imagine 100 shots being fired in the air.

Quoting Radarma:

 what goes up, must come down.

Not a smart thing to do imo.


Ziva65
by Gold Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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Right. When we lived on a rural area, our home was being broken into and i was home alone. After calling 911, I called our neighbor who did the same thing. One shot in the air. We bought a gun after that.

Good for the guy.



Quoting candlegal:

Maybe but it stopped the guy without shooting him.

Quoting Radarma:

 what goes up, must come down.

Not a smart thing to do imo.



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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

And if that bullet would have hit an innocent bystander that man should spend the rest of his life in jail. He should be fined for endangering average citizens.

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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 True, true.

Quoting candlegal:

Maybe but it stopped the guy without shooting him.

Quoting Radarma:

 what goes up, must come down.

Not a smart thing to do imo.


 

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Quoting mikiemom:

And if that bullet would have hit an innocent bystander that man should spend the rest of his life in jail. He should be fined for endangering average citizens.

 Pfffft.

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