Police: Man fired gun, threatened people outside Reading BMV

Police: Man fired gun, threatened people outside Reading BMV
Reading police say Andrew Heard, 63, was charged after he waived a gun around and pointed at several people at a BMV office in the 7900 block of Reading Road on Tuesday. (Source: Reading Police Department)

READING, Ohio (FOX19) - A man accused of shooting a gun while threatening people outside of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles on Reading Road Tuesday morning is facing several charges.

Reading police say Andrew Heard, 63, was charged with kidnapping, felonious assault, discharging a firearm near prohibited premises, inducing panic, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Officers responded to the BMV around 8:45 a.m. after people reported an armed man was making threats.

According to witnesses, Heard walked up to people waiting outside the BMV and pulled out a gun.

He aimed at several people and told person one to get on their knees while he questioned them about their religious beliefs, witnesses told police.

They say Heard shot the gun into the air while that person was kneeling on the ground.

Heard complied with police and he was taken into custody once officers arrived on the scene.

He was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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