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Galloway man accused of brandishing gun outside Absecon bar

Galloway man accused of brandishing gun outside Absecon bar

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ABSECON — A Galloway Township man was arrested after he pointed a gun at a fellow patron at the Hi-Point Pub on Oct. 20, police said Monday.

Michael C. Ciarla, 28, approached the victim in the parking lot of the bar, and according to police, brandished a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim fled unharmed.

Responding officers found Ciarla hiding under a trailer at a nearby business. After a brief stand-off, Ciarla was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered, police said in a news release.

Ciarla was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

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