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St. Paul man accused of threatening daughter with AK-47

ST. PAUL (AP) — A St. Paul father is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with an assault rifle because she failed to make straight A's and instead got two B's in school.

A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court Friday charges 51-year-old Kirill Bartashevitch with making terrorist threats. Bartashevitch is accused of pointing the gun at his 15-year-old daughter and his wife during an argument at their house Jan. 17.

The complaint says he had recently bought the AK-47 because he feared the gun would be banned. Prosecutors say Bartashevitch admitted pointing the gun at his daughter and wife, but argued that it wasn't loaded.

The Star Tribune ( ) says Bartashevitch is expected in court Friday.