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Man points gun at another, gets arrested

A disturbance in downtown Hastings early Tuesday morning involving a gun led to one man getting arrested.

The incident occurred at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the 300 block of East Second Street.

According to Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell, the incident involved a woman, her current boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend.

It's unclear, so far at least, what prompted the argument between the parties, but officers were called to the area on the report that there was an disturbance involving a "long black gun."

"We were advised the suspect had reportedly fled in a Dodge Dakota pickup truck," Schnell said.

Officers eventually found the vehicle and arrested its driver, Nathaniel David John Lane, a 22-year-old Hastings man.

He was arrested on the probable cause charge of second degree assault with a deadly weapon.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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