Butler Man Charged With Threatening Clintonville Driver With Handgun On I-79

July 23, 2013
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A Butler man has been charged after an incident on Interstate 79 in Butler County on Sunday afternoon in which he was accused of pulling a handgun on another driver.

State Police say 30 year-old Shawn McKnight became enraged because a Clintonville woman was traveling in the passing lane ahead of him, and pointed a gun at the woman.  No injuries were reported.

Troopers say McKnight was charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, and was cited for driving an uninspected vehicle.  He was arraigned Sunday night, and was lodged in the Butler County Jail on $7,500 bond.

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