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Loaded guns found in car of man threatening to kill estranged wife

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Photo Courtesy: Boyd County Detention Center Photo Courtesy: Boyd County Detention Center
ASHLAND, Ky. -

Police say they found two loaded handguns in the car of a man threatening to kill his estranged wife. 

Officers with the Ashland Police Department say they arrested Michael L. Thompson, 38, of Westwood, Sunday night. 

According a news release, police say Thompson's estranged wife called 911 and reported Thompson was threatening to kill her.  Officers went to Thompson's home, but they say once they left he continued the threatening calls.  Officers say Thompson drove to his estranged wife's home but when he saw police there, he left. 

Once police caught up with Thompson, he was charged with driving under the influence and during a search of his car officers found two loaded handguns in his floorboard. 

Thompson is also facing an attempted murder charge, making terroristic threats and carrying a concealed weapon. 

He is currently in the Boyd County Detention Center.