Two women were arrested after a disturbance allegedly involving a loaded gun and a pipe about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in an apartment building at 1206 Angelique St.
“It could have been bad,” Officer Scott Vanover of the St. Joseph Police Department said.
One of the women allegedly pointed a gun at another woman who allegedly tried to attack her with a metal pipe, Mr. Vanover said. A loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered at the scene, he said.
Neither of the women were injured, but a 7-year-old boy allegedly was assaulted in the incident. He had a hand mark on his face, Mr. Vanover said.
One of the women was held Wednesday night at the Law Enforcement Center for investigation of assault and the other was held for investigation of unlawful use of a weapon, he said.
Police withheld their names pending charges.