Man evaluated after alleged assault

January 23, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 34-year-old Westminster man was being held at Carroll County General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation Friday after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his wife and pulled the trigger Thursday night, Westminster police Sgt. Patrick Bassler said.

The woman told city police that her husband came home intoxicated about 7 p.m. Thursday and that she immediately hid the ammunition for the weapon.

The woman said she and her husband got into an argument, and he threatened her with the shotgun, then pointed it at her and pulled the trigger, police said.

She told police that her husband also threatened to shoot himself and swung the shotgun at her.

Police reports said that the woman threw up an arm to prevent being struck on the head as the man swung the weapon and it struck her forearm. She did not require hospital treatment for the injury, police said. The woman obtained an arrest warrant for her husband that charged him with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery. Police said they would serve the warrant if the man is released from the hospital.

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