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Man shoots computer in frustration

July 12, 1997 GMT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) _ A man was coaxed out of his home by police after he pulled a gun and shot his personal computer, apparently in frustration.

``We don’t know if it wouldn’t boot up or what,″ Sgt. Keith Moon said Thursday.

The computer, in a home office on the second floor of the townhouse, had four bullet holes in the hard drive and one in the monitor.

One bullet struck a filing cabinet, while another made it through a wall and into a neighboring unit. No one was hurt.

Police evacuated the complex, contacted the 43-year-old man by telephone and got him to come out. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.