A Franklin Square woman and a man from upstate were arrested Thursday and charged with menacing and weapon possession after they threatened the woman's ex-boyfriend with a .40-caliber handgun, police said.

The ex-boyfriend was identified only as a 23-year-old.

Nassau County police said he had been lured to a location in Valley Stream via a text message from his ex-girlfriend and said that, on arrival, he was threatened by the other man.

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Arrested were Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of 700 Seabury Ave., Franklin Square, and Makhel Hull, 21, of 110 Van Scoy Rd. in upstate Poughquag.

Police said that after receiving a text from Espinoza requesting a meeting, the victim traveled to a parking lot on South Grove Street in Valley Stream. There, about 1:15 a.m. Thursday, police said the victim met Espinoza -- who was standing next to a car. When the victim approached, police said, Hull exited the vehicle and "menaced" the victim with a black .40-caliber handgun.

The victim then fled and contacted police.

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Fifth Precinct officers stopped the car on the Rockaway Parkway and arrested Espinoza. Police said Hull fled on foot, but was apprehended after a search by the canine unit.

The loaded .40-caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle, police said Thursday.

Both Espinoza and Hull were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as well as second-degree menacing. The two face arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.