Blotter: Man arrested in road rage incident involving firearm

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

An Evanston man was arrested on Feb. 20 after a road rage incident involving a firearm, according to an Evanston Police Department news release.

The 44-year-old man cut off another driver, a 30-year-old Evanston man, while driving that morning. In response, the 30-year-old man honked at him, which instigated the altercation, Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. After he saw the gun, Henry said the 30-year-old man called EPD.

According to the news release, officers located the 44-year-old man during a traffic stop based on his vehicle’s description in the east alley of 820 Foster St. He consented to a vehicular search, and EPD found a handgun and an extended magazine in the car. The man did not have a Concealed Carry License, but did have a Firearms Owner Identification card.

The man was arrested on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He has currently been released on bond and has a court date set for March 30.

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