Army veteran subdued by SWAT team faces felony

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A judge has urged a Eugene man to hire an attorney to help him with charges that he allegedly threatened employees at a U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs office with a shotgun.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports 71-year-old Army veteran Milan Boon was subdued last month by a police SWAT team using percussion grenades. Police say he was upset with the Veteran's Affairs office staff and pointed a loaded shotgun at a federal office stationed at the clinic.

No one was injured in the incident.

Lane County Circuit Court judge Debra Vogt told Boon the severity of the charges, including one felony, indicates that he should hire an attorney.

Boon was not jailed after the incident and remains free from custody.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com