A College Station man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he threatened two women with a transmission fluid bottle, which they thought was a handgun.

According to police, around 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a condominium complex on University Drive. Two women said they had been at the pool with a child when a man, whom they did not know, pulled into the parking lot. A woman looked at him, and the man began screaming at her for looking at his vehicle, police said. The two engaged in a verbal altercation, and the man went into a condo. He later came out, returned to his truck and began yelling again, police said.

According to authorities, the woman said the man yelled that he had “that thing” on him and withdrew what looked like a firearm and pointed it the group’s direction before driving away. The women said they felt threatened and ran for cover.

As officers were interviewing the women, dispatchers received a call from another location where a man was making a scene and was driving the same truck the women described. Police spoke with the man, who said he had retrieved a slim black transmission fluid bottle from his vehicle and threatened the women, hoping they would mistake it for a pistol.

The man is charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail. Court records show the man had been arrested June 20 on an obstruction charge.

He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $54,000 bond.

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