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Patrick arrested for pointing rifle at workers at derailment site

A prominent Havre businessman was arrested on felony charges Friday at a derailment site, where his own company had equipment, for allegedly pointing a rifle at BNSF workers and subcontractors as they attempted to remove debris from nearby land that he owned.

Tom Patrick, owner of Patrick Construction, which was one of the contractors working on clearing the site Friday, was arrested Friday night on felony charges of assault by coercion, intimidation or threat, criminal endangerment and assault with a weapon.

He was listed in the Hill County Detention Center roster Saturday as being held witho...


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