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Man, Stepson Arrested for Waving Handgun in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man was arrested after he and his teenage stepson were spotted Christmas afternoon waving a handgun out the window of their vehicle while driving in Sioux Falls.

The Argus Leader reports that two Sioux Falls Police Department officers saw the passenger in the pickup point the gun out the window at a nearby car, which was carrying a man, a woman and a 2-year-old child.

Lt. Blaine Larsen says the officers pulled over the pickup. He says the gun was unloaded, but there were two ammunition clips in the vehicle. Officers also found an open bottle of rum.

The man told police he and his stepson were just not making serious threats.

The man was charged with aggravated assault, contributing the delinquency of a minor and open container.

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