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Tampa man arrested for pointing a tactical shotgun at another car

Tampa man arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.
Tampa man arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.(Florida Highway Patrol)
Published: May. 8, 2021 at 9:31 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to a report of a driver going south on I-275 coming from the Skyway Bridge, pointing a tactical shotgun at another car.

Troopers shortly after conducted a traffic stop on State Road 70 and 73rd lane in Bradenton, that’s when troopers discovered a semi-automatic pistol, a revolver and a loaded tactical style Remington 870 shotgun, which resembled the rifle that was called in.

The driver, 60-year-old Michael Platts of Tampa, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sent to the Manatee County jail.

FHP Photo of Shotgun
FHP Photo of Shotgun(Florida Highway Patrol)

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