Man arrested after alleged threat with airsoft gun

Second man arrested on outstanding warrant

BROOKINGS – A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened another man with an airsoft handgun, according to the Brookings Police.

The incident was reported at 6:41 a.m. Sunday and occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Seventh Street, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

“We were called by the victim to this residence after an individual had come over to his residence and pointed a gun at him. This occurred after a disagreement between the two,” Powers said.

The victim is a 53-year-old Brookings resident, he said.

“The mail suspect came over, pointed the gun at the victim’s head. After the incident, the male suspect returned to his residence,” Powers said.

“Officers responded to the scene and attempted to make contact with the male suspect. After some time, the male did come out of his residence and he was arrested,” Powers said.

The 36-year-old Brookings man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and transported to the Brookings County Detention Center, he added.

“A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s residence and two airsoft guns were found inside the residence. One of them matched the description of the handgun the victim said was pointed at him. It looked like a real handgun … The victim believed it was a real handgun,” Powers said.

“There were also two other individuals in his residence. One of them was a male who was found to have a warrant, so he was also arrested,” Powers said.

The second man arrested was a 20-year-old Toronto resident who had a warrant out of Brookings County, he added.


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