Arizona man accused of threatening census workers with shotgun

Kory Beihn (Photo Courtesy: Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening census workers with a shotgun in northern Arizona, according to authorities.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials announced Monday that 55-year-old Kory Beihn of Kaibab Estates West was booked into jail and could face charges involving threatening and intimidating.

They said the census workers were checking an address for a property in the Kaibab Estates West area north of Ash Fork when they heard a loud gunshot.

The workers told authorities that they got back into their car to leave the area, but the road was blocked by another vehicle and a man carrying a shotgun approached them.

The workers said they identified themselves and then left the area.

Sheriff’s deputies investigated the incident and identified Beihn, resulting in his arrest.

It was unclear Monday if Beihn has a lawyer yet.