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Police: Man threatened to shoot mom

| November 21, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — A 54-year-old man is facing a felony charge after police said he pointed a gun at his mother and threatened to shoot her.

The man is charged with aggravated assault with an enhancement for using a weapon.

Police responded Saturday to a reported threatening at a Coeur d’Alene residence. An 80-year-old woman at the residence said she and her 82-year-old husband had a dispute with their adult son the night before.

During the argument, the father reportedly held the son down in a chair in an attempt to calm him, court documents said.

The son reportedly left the residence for several hours and later returned.

In the morning, the woman said, the father left the residence. While he was away, the son allegedly entered his parents’ bedroom and pointed a handgun at his mother, saying he would kill his parents if either of them put their hands on him again.

The son also allegedly threatened to shoot himself. He then gathered his things and left, according to court documents.

The woman told police she believed her son wanted to frighten her and she didn’t believe he would shoot her.

Police sought a warrant for the son’s arrest. He was taken into custody on Sunday, according to court documents.

Judge James Combo ordered Monday that the man be held on $200,000 bail and ordered a no contact order between the man and his parents.

The Press is not naming the suspect because that would reveal the identity of the victim.