Definition of gunpoint
: the muzzle of a gun
: under a threat of death by being shot
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Four teenagers allegedly robbed a west Charlotte brewery at gunpoint Sunday morning, WBTV reported.
Leaving the first nurse behind, Salters was forcing the second nurse across the hallway at gunpoint when the nurse who had been in the room where Loomis allegedly hid entered the hallway, coming within 20 feet of Salters, according to the lawsuit.
The other boy collapsed after being shot and the officer held him at gunpoint until police arrived, Corina said.
Their home in rural Manitoba was filled with guns and at times, St. Godard’s husband threatened her and their children at gunpoint.
The family was kidnapped at gunpoint in Lexington early Sunday morning.
But that same night, Dixon was waiting in a drive-thru line at a nearby Taco Bell with three-time winner Dario Franchitti when he was held up at gunpoint.
In a more unusual incident, a robber demanded an article of clothing at gunpoint earlier this month on a street near both Gallaudet University and the H Street corridor.
Three women were robbed at gunpoint while in the daylight Friday (May 26) in the Garden District, New Orleans police said.
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