Buckland man arrested after allegedly aiming gun at family member

Tegan Hanlon

A Buckland man was arrested Sunday night after he pulled a gun on a family member at the dinner table, Alaska State Troopers said.

Paul Carter, 24, and his family were gathered around the table when he became angry with the children around 7:30 p.m., troopers said in a report posted online. An argument enraged Carter more, troopers said.

He then retrieved a gun from a pantry and pointed it at a family member, troopers said. Other family members intervened and took the gun, troopers said.

A village public safety officer responded and arrested Carter, said Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman.

Carter faces a charge of third-degree assault. He is being held at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome.

According to court records, Carter was convicted of third-degree assault in 2008.

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