MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 45-year-old man from Oregon was arrested Thursday morning after threatening another man with a gun at an intersection in Chaska after he was blocking traffic, according to police.
Officers were called at about 8 a.m. to the intersection of Highway 41 and 2nd Street in downtown Chaska on a report that a man head threatened another with a handgun. Authorities located the man with the gun, and he was taken into custody.
During the investigation, officers learned the suspect stopped his pick-up truck at the intersection, blocking traffic. It caused significant traffic delays in the area and snarled the intersection. Another male driver soon approached the stopped pick-up truck and asked him to move the vehicle.
Police say the suspect then showed a handgun and pointed it at the man, swore at him and told him to get away from his truck. A short time later, a woman got out of the truck and went into a nearby business. The suspect then moved his truck.
The suspect was arrested and transported to jail, where he’s facing charges of second-degree assault, pointing a gun at another and impeding traffic.
The name of the suspect has not been released.