by John Friess
A youth football coach in Maryland faces several charges after he threatened a referee with a gun.
Police charged 31-year old Aaron McCown with first and second degree assault along with reckless endangering in connection with a football game.
According to officials McCown grew angry after a referee ended the football game early due to the coach's abusive language.
Witnesses say McCown ran to a truck where he grabbed a bag that had a .45-caliber handgun in it, and began making verbal threats to the referee.
Officials with the Old Town Football Association plan to meet with parents of the players to discuss the incident.