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Driver held in fuel row gun probe

The fight for fuel in the US after Superstorm Sandy is starting to get nasty.

New York City authorities said a motorist was arrested after he tried to cut in line at a petrol station in Queens and pointed a gun at another motorist who complained.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said a 35-year-old man was arrested on charges of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Damage from the storm has forced many petrol stations to close and has disrupted fuel deliveries, causing long lines at the petrol stations that have remained open.

If convicted, the man could face up to 15 years in prison.


From Belfast Telegraph