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Man threatens to kill people at Iowa City bar

Neil William Smith Neil William Smith

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City Police say a man was arrested early Monday morning after he threatened to kill people at a bar.

Officers were called to The Jobsite at 928 Maiden Lane at around 1:00 Monday morning in regards to a man acting strangely and carrying a gun.

Officers arrived and found Neil William Smith, 25, with a loaded gun in his pocket.

Witnesses say Smith was showing the gun and saying he wanted to "kill people".

Smith told officers that he didn't have a conceal and carry permit and that he had been drinking since 6:00 p.m.

He also said he was carrying the gun for his own protection.

Police say Smith had a blood-alcohol content of .250.

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