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Minnesota man accused of pulling gun on neighbor during cribbage dispute

A Rosemount, Minn., cribbage game went a peg too far Friday night when a disgruntled man pulled a gun on his neighbor, prosecutors say.

Peter E. Kvam, 60, was charged this week with second-degree assault and terroristic threats in the incident. He’s free on $25,000 bail.

According to the charges:

Police were called to an apartment complex in the city at about 9 p.m. Friday. Kvam’s neighbor told officers the two had been playing cribbage for money.

Kvam "became very upset when he lost the game" and pulled a small handgun from his sock. The neighbor said Kvam pointed the gun at him. Another man there at the time also said he believed Kvam had pointed the gun at him.

The neighbor fled the apartment. Officers found Kvam, intoxicated, in his own apartment. Kvam admitted to getting upset over the game and said he threatened to go get a gun, but denied actually doing so, according to the charges.

He told officers he owned a handgun, which they found on top of his nightstand.

Kvam is next due in court June 9.

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