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Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a man early Sunday for aggravated assault. Coeur d'Alene Police arrested a man early Sunday for aggravated assault.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A police officer in Coeur d'Alene arrested a man early Sunday morning after he saw him arguing with another man in a parking lot and holding a gun at his side.

The officer saw the man, identified as 23-year-old Dean Hofmeister of Coeur d'Alene, while he was driving past the area of 3rd St. and E. Coeur d'Alene Ave. Hofmeister was holding a gun out to his side and the man he was arguing with was stepping away from him. When Hofmeister was approached by the officer, he hid the gun in his jacket, but was eventually placed under arrest after several commands from the officer.

Witnesses and the 25-year-old victim say the argument started when the two men bumped into each other inside the Rocker Bar and words were exchanged. When the victim left the bar later, he crossed paths with Hofmeister again. Hofmeister then pulled a gun on the 25-year-old man and stuck it in his face.

Hofmeister was taken to jail and booked for aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

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