NYC man accused of pulling gun in gas line

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Video: Gasoline scarce in N.Y., N.J.

Cars wait in line for fuel at a Gulf gas station on November 1, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- The fight for fuel after Superstorm Sandy is starting to get nasty.

New York City authorities say a driver was arrested after he tried to cut in line at a gas station in Queens early Thursday and pointed a pistol at another driver who complained.

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Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 35-year-old Sean Bailey of Queens was arrested on charges of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. It wasn't clear whether he had a lawyer.

If convicted, Bailey could face up to 15 years in prison.

Damage from the storm has forced many gas stations to close and has disrupted fuel deliveries, causing long lines at the gas stations that remain open.

(Associated Press)

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