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Man grabbed gun, pointed it at kids after their ball went in his yard

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — "I was scared I was going to die."

A 10-year-old boy said he was scared for his life. He and his mom told their story only to Channel 11's Amy Marcinkiewicz.

The Butler boy and a group of kids were playing with a ball outside of a home when it went into a neighbor's yard on accident. Police said that neighbor, Scott Spahn, grabbed a gun and pointed it at the boys.

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The boy said he and his friends play in the street and on the sidewalk all the time, but this time, he said, Spahn wouldn't give them the ball back and threatened them with a revolver.

Spahn is facing charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats. A judge increased his bond to $200,000 due to public safety. He remains in jail.

Marcinkiewicz talked with the family. Watch her full report above.