Man arrested, accused of pointing gun at person at Brodhead bar

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BRODHEAD, Wis. — A Beloit man was arrested after police said he pointed a gun at another customer at a Brodhead bar over the weekend.

In a news release Thursday, Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes said the 22-year-old man pointed a gun at another man around 1:40 a.m. Sunday following a disturbance at a bar in the 1100 block of 1st Center Avenue.

The suspect left the bar before police arrived. Officers arrested him on Wednesday and recovered the gun he allegedly used, which the release said he had given to someone else after the incident.

Police took the suspect to the Green County Jail on tentative charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and disorderly conduct.

While police have not determined what caused the incident, alcohol was a factor, the release said. No one was hurt.

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