A Tacoma woman who prosecutors say pulled a gun on her neighbor after bumping into him in an apartment hallway over the weekend now faces an assault charge.
The 55-year-old woman was arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on one count of second-degree assault. She was released on her own recognizance.
According to charging documents:
The woman was walking down the hallway of her apartment complex in the 2300 block of South Yakima Avenue just after midnight Saturday. A neighbor was in the hallway, talking to someone who lived on that floor.
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Instead of walking around him, she barreled through him on her way to the elevator.
“Excuse me!” the man retorted.
She replied by pulling a .22-caliber handgun out of her pocket and pointing it at the man, then at the ceiling as she boarded the elevator.
Fearing he would be shot, the man called police.
The woman told officers she pulled the gun on the man, but said it happened only after he blocked her way and yelled at her.