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Woman arrested after allegedly pointing gun at Washington County Sheriff's deputy

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman is in custody after the Washington County Sheriff's Office says she pointed a gun at a deputy. 

The Sheriff's Office says a deputy was sent to a home on Pleasant Hil Road in the Town of Erin for a threat complaint. The suspect, a 49-year-old Erin woman was recently let go from her job and allegedly threatened to shoot her former boss if he came to the property to retrieve company property. 

When the deputy arrived, the woman exited the house and pulled and pointed a revolver at the deputy. The deputy then drew his weapon and before firing, noticed that the woman's revolver had the cylinder removed. The Sheriff's Office says no shots were fired and the woman was taken into custody. 

The deputy has been with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for just over three years. They say had it not been for the deputy's keen observation skills, the situation could have turned out differently. 

Authorities say the woman remains in custody at the Sheriff's Office on charges of endangering safety and reckless use of a firearm and disorderly conduct while armed. 

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