Reported handgun threat leaves Atchison man jailed

(KAIR)--An Atchison man, accused of brandishing a handgun during an altercation, is facing charges in connection with the incident.

32-year-old Kyle Lawley was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault in the 700 block of Kansas Avenue.

That’s according to Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson who, in a release, explains that Atchison Police Officers, Thursday night around 9:15, investigated an altercation that had occurred in a parking lot in the 700 block of Kansas Avenue.

According to Wilson, a 39-year-old woman reported that she had been threatened by a man she didn’t know who appeared to be holding a handgun.

Lawley was taken into custody at the scene of the altercation.

Wilson says a pellet gun, resembling a handgun, was recovered.

Following his arrest, Lawley was booked into the Atchison County Jail.

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