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Road rage incident involving a gun in Hamilton results in teen’s arrest

Hamilton Police file photo.
Hamilton Police file photo. Laura Hampshire / 900 CHML

A 17-year-old boy is facing charges, after an alleged road rage incident in Hamilton.

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On Monday night, Hamilton Police say a vehicle was travelling eastbound along Main Street East, near King Street, when the driver noticed a blue Audi approach his car from behind and start flashing his high beams.

When the Audi went to pass him, the driver rolled down his window and had a short exchange of words with the Audi driver, who allegedly held up and pointed a gun at him.

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Police quickly located the vehicle on Centennial Parkway, where they say the teen driver was arrested and police seized a metal pellet gun.

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The 17-year-old faces two charges:

  • Assault with weapon
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

The youth has been released on a Promise to Appear and expected to appear in court next month.

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