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Police: Rochester man accused of pointing rifle at woman

A 14-year-old boy overheard the argument and got his shotgun loaded and ready to use, police said.

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 9:59 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2018 1:45 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Authorities say a man who had been drinking pointed a rifle at a woman and her 14-year-old son loaded a shotgun and was prepared to use it during a domestic incident late Thursday night and early Friday morning.
Jason Finstad, 36, of Rochester, is facing charges of second-degree assault, terroristic threats and domestic assault. Police say Finstad was found highly intoxicated in the year burning items around 1 a.m.
The woman and her two kids, ages 11 and 14, were able to get out of the residence and call police after being rounded up by Finstad, according to police.
Authorities said the incident began due to a verbal argument before Finstad grabbed his firearm. The 14-year-old overheard the argument and got his shotgun loaded and ready to use, police said.

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