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Man, 90, arrested in post office gun threat

- — Emily Miller

A 90-year-old man was dissatisfi­ed with the services at a post office near Boca Raton, so he pointed a handgun at an employee and threatened to “blow his head off,” according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested outside the post office in the 8100 block of Via Ancho about 6 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s spokeswoma­n Teri Barbera said.

Authoritie­s recovered the firearm and placed it into evidence.

The sheriff’s office will be handling the aggravated assault with a firearm charges, while the Federal Postal Police will file the federal charges of bringing a firearm into a postal facility, Barbera said.

The man was taken to West Boca Medical Center for evaluation.

Once cleared, he will be booked into the Palm Beach County jail on the state charges, Barbera said.

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