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Deputies think man threatened group of tubers at gunpointSubmitted: 08/10/2014
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

FLORENCE COUNTY - Florence County prosecutors could file charges against a man police believe threatened a group of people at gunpoint.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office got a call from a man who was threatened while he was tubing with his family and friends on the Pine River Oxbow. The man told deputies a man appeared from shore. He said the man told his party that the river belonged to him and that he was "King of America." The man told deputies the suspect pointed a shotgun at the tubing group as they floated by.

Deputies think the man also confronted other groups of tubers that came by.

Deputies secured the area and helped five groups of tubers get out of the river safely.

The Oneida County and Marinette County swat team helped Florence County deputies find the man. The 70-year-old man was taken into custody. Deputies found a loaded rifle and a shotgun along with 280 rounds of ammunition at the scene.

The man was taken to the Florence County Jail. His name has not yet been released.


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