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Man jailed after pulling gun on employees at Missoula business

MISSOULA, MONTANA – On Tuesday, a guy was arrested after allegedly threatening two individuals at gunpoint in Missoula.

Officers were summoned to the Dignity Center on West Broadway just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Missoula Police Department spokesperson Detective Lt. Eddie McLean.

After being accused of threatening to shoot his employer, Christopher Saucedo is detained on a pending allegation of Assault with a Weapon.

According to McLean, a police investigation showed that Saucedo grew enraged after being forced to leave the shop and allegedly took out a pistol, aimed it at two workers, and threatened to kill everyone in the room.

Saucedo ultimately left the Dignity Center, according to McLean, but he subsequently texted an employee, threatening to shoot them and go to their supervisor’s house to murder him.

Saucedo was subsequently caught getting into a car near the Poverello Center with three other persons, but no firearm was discovered.

However, one of the other passengers in the vehicle, Justin Houston, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Houston refused to allow authorities to inspect his rucksack, and he was detained on the outstanding warrant.

The vehicle’s owner also refused to allow a search, so it was “seized awaiting the filing of a search warrant in hopes of identifying the firearm,” according to McLean.

Saucedo was arrested and brought to the Missoula County Jail following the altercation.