Metro Water employees threatened with rifle at Nashville home

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 17:14:01-04

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    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) — A man is accused of pointing a rifle at two Metro Water employees as they responded to a water manhole at a home in Nashville.

The employees told authorities they heard the sound of a gun being racked while at the residence and then saw a man pointing a rifle at them.

The pair identified themselves as Metro Water and the suspect reportedly responded with, “I don’t give a [expletive] who you are, get off my property,” according to court documents.

Metro Police say 25-year-old Ronald Blanchard was identified as the suspect. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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