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A former Davenport, Iowa alderman is accused of threatening his neighbor with a shotgun during a dispute over a speed bump.

Keith Meyer, 71, is building a speed bump on the driveway he shares with the neighbor in the 1000 block of N. Marquette Street.   When the neighbor began to photograph the construction activity, Meyer allegedly pointed a shotgun at the neighbor and threatened to shoot.

Meyer reportedly told police the gun was not loaded, and that he only used it because he felt threatened by the neighbor.   Police confiscated the gun.

Meyer was arrested Sunday, November 11, 2012 and charged with one misdemeanor count of assault while displaying a weapon.  He spent just over an hour in the Scott County Jail before he was released on $2,000 bond.

Meyer formerly represented the 3rd Ward on Davenport's City Council.  He lost his re-election bid in 2007.