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Police: Man pointed gun at woman, kids in York City
Police say a man pointed a gun at a woman and her two children after he grew "extremely angry" recently.
Jordan Mantilla, 20, of no fixed address, is accused of not only pulling a gun on the woman and her kids but also threatening the woman with a knife.
Mantilla is charged with prohibited firearm possession, attempted simple assault and robbery, among other charges.
Allegations: York City Police say a woman and her two daughters were walking in the 200 block of Kurtz Avenue about 3:15 p.m.Sunday, May 7, when the woman saw Mantilla and decided to talk to him.
Charging documents state that the woman and Mantilla used to be roommates, and they know each other well.
The woman had just withdrawn $500 at the Maple and Manor store and was walking home when she saw Mantilla, police said.
During the walk, the two began arguing, and police say Mantilla wasn't hearing what he wanted to hear, causing him to get "extremely angry."
Mantilla pulled out a Bowie knife and began playing with it, according to charging documents. Police say he then threatened the woman with it.
She was scared because, according to police, she said Mantilla has stabbed her before.
Mantilla then demanded the money and pushed her, cutting her left ring finger in the process, documents state. She had a slice on the pad of her finger that was about an inch long, according to police.
Mantilla started walking west on Kurtz Avenue but turned around and pulled a small pistol from his waistband, documents state.
The victim told police that Mantilla pointed the gun at her and her daughters, and he threatened to kill her, police said. She found the threat to be legitimate because of past violence between them, according to court documents.
Mantilla didn't shoot, and police say he then continued walking west on Kurtz Avenue.
Police found Mantilla at the intersection of South Queen Street and East Princess Street, and he was in possession of a loaded pistol, marijuana, $700 in cash and the Bowie knife, police said.
Mantilla was arraigned on the charges May 7, and he was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.
It is not clear if he has an attorney.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 12 at District Judge Ronald Haskell's office.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at email@example.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.