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Police: Kingsville man fired shotgun at honking truck displaying Trump sign

Two attacks on Trump supporters in 24 hrs
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Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 07:35:17-04

KINGSVILLE, Md. — A 50-year-old Kingsville man is accused of firing a shotgun at a passing truck waving a Trump sign Saturday afternoon.

It happened just before 2:30 pm, when Neal Houk and his son passed the intersection of Cedar Lane and Mt. Vista Road.

Little did they know they were about to come under fire.

Douglas Edward Kuhn, an IT worker who works for the state of New Mexico, happened to be putting up a Joe Biden campaign sign on his property.

Houk honked his horn at Kuhn, who responded by firing a shotgun.

“I came down Cedar and turned down here and blew the horn. There was a gentleman in the field putting up a banner and I blew the horn and he had a shotgun right there and he reached down, picked it up, pointed it," said Houk. "My son was in the passenger seat. We looked straight down the barrel and we looked in disbelief and then right then he fired the shotgun.”

Luckily neither they or the truck was struck. Houk made it out of the area and called police.

Officers later arrested and charged Kuhn with two counts of first and second-degree assault.

On Monday a Baltimore County judge denied him bail, but indicated he would allow Kuhn to be released on home arrest as early as Tuesday.

The incident came a day before another attack on supporters of the President.

A caravan looking to get the vote out for Trump and other Republican candidates were standing outside the Boulevard Diner on Merritt Boulevard, when a woman came up and spit at many of them.

One of those victims was State Senator Johnny Ray Salling, who's running as a nominee for the 2nd Congressional District.

“We were standing on the side and she came around three times and spit on a person in the median, went back around by the diner and spit on other people and we were just blown away,” Salling said.

No arrests have been made in that incident.