Colorado Springs mayoral candidate jailed, accused of pointing rifle at man in park

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A candidate for mayor of Colorado Springs was arrested Monday and is being held in the El Paso County Jail on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Justine Herring is being held without bond and is accused of menacing with a gun, KRDO reported, citing a Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrest report.

Herring is accused of pointing an AR-15 rifle at a man and threatening him at Memorial Park on Saturday.

Herring is expected in court for advisement Tuesday.

She announced her candidacy in November. Others who have declared for the race include El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen, outgoing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace.

In December, Mayor Steve Bach said he would not seek another term. The election is in April

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