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Armed man who made violent threats arrested in Williston



WILLISTON, N.D. – Police say a man armed with a knife threatened violence during a confrontation in a grocery store parking lot in Williston that prompted one of the people he threatened to retrieve a gun.

The disturbance took place last Saturday outside Albertson’s. According to police, Justin and Brianne Kleiss were in their vehicle and encountered a man who blocked them from parking in the grocery store lot. Authorities say the armed man approached Justin Kleiss and threatened to kill him after the two exchanged words.

Officials say Brianne Kleiss got out of the vehicle with a holstered firearm and ordered the man to drop the knife. Police arrived and arrested the suspect.