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Police: Man flashed gun during road-rage incident in Fredericksburg

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A man claims to have been confronted with a handgun during a road-rage incident in Fredericksburg, police said.

City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the 26-year-old victim, a Fredericksburg resident, reported that the incident started about 3:15 p.m. Saturday on northbound U.S. 1 in the city. The man said he was behind a red Dodge pickup truck that was traveling extremely slow, so he drove around it and passed.

He said the truck driver responded by honking his horn, flashing his lights and gesturing angrily. The man said he turned onto College Avenue with the pickup truck still behind him. The victim insisted that he knew of no reason for the other driver to be upset.

Both vehicles were stopped at the light at College Avenue and William Street when the Dodge driver got out of the truck and walked toward the victim with a gun in his hand, police said.

The victim said he immediately drove through the red light, and the gunman got back into his truck and did the same thing, police said. The victim said he drove around the downtown area before finally losing the other driver.

The gunman was described as a white male in his 40s or 50s with a stocky build, gray hair and glasses. Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 373-3122.