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Livingston PD: Man threatens 5 people with pistol

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Livingston Police officers arrested a 31-year-old man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday after he allegedly threatened five people with a semiautomatic pistol at a business in the 1900 block of Washington Street.

Franky Lee Horton, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on five second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No bail has been set at this time.

"It looks like it was a domestic dispute that spilled over into the workplace," said Detective Marty Drake of the Livingston Police Department. "We're very fortunate that our officers got there when we did. Otherwise, it could have been a lot worse than five aggravated assault charges."

The LPD officers responded to a 911 call about a man threatening people with a gun at approximately 9:16 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived on the scene, the armed suspect had moved into the business' parking lot. Officers took Horton into custody without any further incident.

Further investigation turned up a 12-gauge shotgun and other ammunition in Horton's vehicle. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Lt. Matt Parrish, a spokesman for the Livingston Police Department, said that from what LPD officers learned from witnesses at the scene, Horton allegedly thought one of the people at the business was sleeping with his wife. After the man ran out the business' back door, Horton allegedly pointed the gun at the remaining customers and employees and started yelling and cursing, Parrish said.

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