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Local man arrested for threatening to shoot driver with air soft pistol


A local man is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say he threatened to shoot a driver with what turned out to be an air soft pistol.

Matthew William Bridges was arrested and his bond has been set at $20,000.

Officers were called out to the 3000 block of E. Hwy 190 in reference to someone pulling a gun on another person. Officers were told that the suspect was in a tan 2000 Toyota Tacoma.

According to the victims, Bridges was driving recklessly near the mall in Killeen and nearly caused the victim to rear end Bridge's car. The victim said Bridge then pulled up next to him and yelled something.

A little bit later, Bridges pulled up next to the vehicle again and this time pointed a pistol at the victim and yelled that he would shoot him and the passenger.

Officers located Bridges in the 300 block of Constitution and pulled him over after he turned into the 1800 block of MLK. The driver was identified as Matthew Bridges.

The officer asked Bridges if he had any weapons in the vehicle. Bridges responded, "Not that I know of." The officers searched the vehicle and found a black Colt MK IV Series 60 air soft pistol.

The victim believed the pistol was real and he feared for his life when Bridges pointed it at him.

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