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Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:15 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A worker at a Scottsdale gun shop was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after police said he pointed a handgun at two people in a parking lot.

Daryl Johnson, 30, an employee of the Bear Arms Gun Store, was confronted about 4:50 p.m. Saturday by two people who claimed he almost ran over them in his car near a Safeway store at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, police said.

Johnson responded by pointing a handgun at the pair before he returned to the gun store across the street at 10269 N. Scottsdale Road, where he was later arrested, police said.

Johnson was held in Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix and was released Monday, according to jail information services. Johnson couldn’t be reached for comment.

Johnson’s arrest came less than a week after a gunman who took a worker hostage at the same Safeway was shot and killed by police.

The Safeway worker, Patrick Corbett Jr., 76, was injured after he was hit in the neck with shrapnel from the gunfire. Corbett was hospitalized at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and was released Thursday, a family member said Monday.

The dead gunman, identified as Daniel Brian Brown, had led police on a chase after hijacking a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck in Peoria.

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