Lawrence police arrested a 26-year-old Lawrence man following a reported armed disturbance that took place early Saturday morning in the 2900 block of Missouri Street.
According to Lawrence police Sgt. Susan Hadl, the incident was first reported about 12:45 a.m. The incident is believed to have started as a domestic situation. Hadl said a man and woman in the area had been arguing, eventually taking the verbal altercation into the street. At the same time, friends of neighbors in the area were arriving at the scene.
Hadl said what ensued appeared to be a misunderstanding, and the new arrivals believed some of the angry words from the couple's altercation were being directed at them. They proceeded to exchange words.
The suspect then reportedly went inside the residence and returned with a shotgun, which he pointed in the new arrivals' direction. Hadl said no threats were made with the shotgun, no shots were fired and no one was injured.
The suspect, a 26-year-old Lawrence man, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and booked into the Douglas County Jail about 11 a.m. Saturday.