Germantown man arrested for brandishing gun near children

July 24, 2013

Germantown — A 48-year-old Germantown man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun at a group of young children on July 2.

Police responded to the N114 W15900 block of West Sylvan Circle at about 8:53 p.m. after a caller reported an older man pointed a handgun at a group of children and was yelling at them to leave his truck alone.

The caller stated she reported the incident after her son came home crying and told her a man had just pointed a gun and him and some of his friends.

When questioned by police, the suspect admitted yelling at several children he believed were "messing" with his truck. The suspect was unarmed when he was taken into custody and denied having a handgun or pointing it at the children.

Due to the testimony of multiple witnesses, the man was arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Police are still investigating the incident and no charges have been filed.

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