VSP: Man With a Gun Near Schools Monday Morning


A 30-year old man faces Unlawful Trespass and Reckless Endangerment charges after police say he shot a gun after getting into a verbal argument with others.

This happened around 11:30 Monday morning in Barton.

Police say Max Pickle is homeless, he had been staying at an abandoned property on Lincoln Avenue, against the owner’s wishes.  It was on that street, troopers say, he shot a 45 cal. handgun.

Area schools were contacted as a precaution.

Police don’t think there is any continued threat.

Pickle is due in court Tuesday.

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