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Arizona man allegedly threatened census workers with shotgun

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 21:11:42-04

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona say a man has been arrested for allegedly threatening census workers with a shotgun.

Coconino County Sheriff's officials announced Monday that 55-year-old Kory Beihn of Kaibab Estates West has been booked into jail and could face charges involving threatening and intimidating.

They say the census workers were checking an address for a property in the Kaibab Estates West area north of Ash Fork when they heard a loud gunshot.

The workers say they got back into their car to leave the area, but the road was blocked by another vehicle and a man carrying a shotgun approached them.

The workers say they identified themselves and then left the area.

Sheriff's deputies investigated the incident and identified Beihn, resulting in his arrest.