"Trucker faces terrorist threat charge in Missouri standoff" by JIM SUHR Associated Press December 28, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An armed trucker whose hours-long standoff at a Missouri rest stop snarled a freeway’s traffic for miles heading into the holiday weekend has been charged with making a terrorist threat with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
25-year-old Khurshed Haydarov required a Russian interpreter during a brief court appearance Tuesday. Authorities said he lives in Philadelphia but says he’s from Uzbekistan and speaks little English.
Witnesses reported that a man was pointing a long gun from the cab of a tractor-trailer parked at a rest stop Friday morning, ‘‘tracking’’ passing freeway vehicles with the weapon’s barrel, Platte County sheriff’s Detective Nancy Penrod wrote in a probable cause statement.
Deputies found the truck and saw a man emerge onto its running board, then urinate before re-entering the cab, Penrod said. Seconds later, a deputy saw what appeared to be a shot gun repeatedly being pointed out of the truck’s driver’s window at passing cars. No shots were fired.
I'm thinking drunkenness?
The freeway was ordered closed in both directions near the rest stop, and an ensuing four-hour standoff ended when authorities breached one of the truck’s windows and arrested Haydarov, Penrod wrote....