A Leavenworth man was arrested after he allegedly brandished an assault rifle following an altercation in the drive-through line of a fast food restaurant, a police spokesman said.
The 38-year-old suspect allegedly used the butt of an SKS rifle to break out the windshield of a car, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
The incident was reported at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavenworth Taco Bell restaurant, 2925 S. Fourth St.
A vehicle in the drive-through line failed to move forward, and after a period of time, a 20-year-old Leavenworth woman in another vehicle honked her horn.
The suspect reportedly got out of his vehicle and confronted the 20-year-old woman and a passenger, a 22-year-old Fort Leavenworth woman.
“He got back in his car and backed up, forcing to the victim to back up as well,” Nicodemus said.
The suspect reportedly drove from the Taco Bell restaurant to the parking lot of a neighboring bank.
Nicodemus said the man allegedly retrieved the rifle from his vehicle and ran toward the other car which was still at the Taco Bell restaurant. The suspect allegedly broke the car’s windshield with the butt of the rifle.
A police officer who was nearby reportedly heard the noise of breaking glass.
“The officer confronted the suspect who attempted to flee but was apprehended,” Nicodemus said.
The suspect was arrested for an allegation of aggravated assault.
“He said he overreacted,” Nicodemus said of the suspect.