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NIAGARA FALLS – A man told police he was threatened by a man in the parking lot of the LaSalle Library on Buffalo Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim said the man, who he has known for a few years only by his first name, came up to his stopped car and pulled out what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun, racking the slide as he approached, and threatened to shoot him.

He said the man sent him a test message soon after he left, telling him not to contact police.

The suspect is described as a five foot, nine inch, white male, slim built and bald and about 27 years old.