Man Threatens Wife With Gun

<p>3rd Avenue</p>

3rd Avenue

A Yakima man is behind bars after police say he  held a shotgun to his wife's head this morning.

Police say it began around 3:30 on the 1600 block of 3rd Avenue.

Officers say an intoxicated man was threatening to shoot his wife -- the woman managed to escape, along with a child who was in the home as well.

The man finally surrended shortly after 8 this morning -- he is facing charges of first degree assault.