FARGO — A Fargo man was arrested after police say he pointed a loaded handgun in an officer's face during an early Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, traffic stop.
Shortly after 1 a.m., a Fargo police officer pulled over a driver after identifying him as a person with a suspended license, according to police. The officer told the driver, Shawn Ray Larkin, 38, that he was under arrest. Larkin started walking away, police said, and a physical altercation ensued.
Two officers and Larkin fell to the ground, according to police. Larkin brought his right arm out from underneath him, holding a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. He pointed the gun in the face of one officer with his finger on the trigger, police said.
The officer pulled the gun away, according to police. No shots were fired, and no one was injured, police said. Police say Larkin was in possession of two loaded magazines for the gun, and had a fixed-blade knife around his neck.
Larkin was arrested on suspicion of terrorizing, two counts of preventing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm as a felon and possession of methamphetamine. He also had a warrant from the West Fargo Police Department.