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Man arrested after firing shots behind home in Vermont

December 30, 2018

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say a South Burlington man faces charges for firing his rifle at random in woods behind his home, forcing the closure of a road.

Police say 23-year-old Amrou Mohamed was not supposed to have a gun because of pretrial conditions of release stemming from a 2017 sexual assault arrest. Police said they found a handgun and ammunition, in addition to the .22-caliber rifle, in Mohamed’s home.

He was taken into custody on Saturday and later released.

He’s scheduled for arraignment Dec. 31. It’s unknown if he has a lawyer, and he didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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