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Man arrested for brandishing gun, growing marijuana in Idaho Falls home

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Michael Scott Allen | Bonneville County Jail

IDAHO FALLS — A man was arrested on multiple charges Sunday after police were called to the 1100 block of Idaho Ave. around 11:30 a.m.

A witness called 911 and reported that the man was brandishing a gun. Officers responded and found 40-year-old Michael Scott Allen hiding in the basement of a home.

They also discovered a marijuana growing operation, according to police spokeswoman Holly Cook, and two kids were inside home.

Allen was arrested for felony aggravated assault and felony manufacturing a controlled substance with children present. He also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on charges of invalid driver’s license and consuming or possessing an open container of alcohol.