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Man arrested after allegedly threatening teen boy with handgun in Maple Falls

MAPLE FALLS - Sherriff's deputies arrested a man at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the 8500 block on Golden Valley Drive, after threatening a 17-year-old with a handgun.

Custer resident Anthony Trail, 20, was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, theft of a firearm, felony harassment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The 17-year-old victim was home alone in his residence on the 8600 block of Golden Valley Drive when Trail, an acquaintance, came to the residence, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

While visiting, Trail found a handgun in the residence that belonged to the victim's father. After being told by the victim to put the gun down, Trail allegedly turned the gun on the victim and threatened to kill him, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Trail then fled with the gun.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene at about 2 p.m. with the aid of a Customs and Border Protection helicopter and Sumas Police officers, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

After a canine unit arrived on scene, deputies searched the area and determined Trail to be hiding in the nearby residence of a friend, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. The residence was surrounded and Trail was arrested at about 4:30 p.m.

Deputies found the handgun at the scene, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Trail was previously convicted for second-degree theft in June this year.

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