Juneau Police report arresting a man early Wednesday morning after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a woman who was walking behind Nugget Mall.
Gregg Lawrence Kortesma, 43, was arrested after midnight and charged with felony assault. He was held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail to await arraignment.
Officer Jason Van Sickle said in a release on Wednesday morning that officers arrived at the scene and found Kortesma displaying a rifle. Van Sickle also reported that officers detained Kortesma and discovered that he possessed a loaded and concealed handgun.
Police did not disclose the model and caliber of weapons that they allegedly found on Kortesma or his hometown.
The 56-year old woman was not physically injured, although officers said that she thought the gunman wanted to kill her.
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