A 30-year-old local man was arrested after a road rage incident escalated into him pulling a knife on off-duty officers.
On July 21, 2017 at approximately 8:45 a.m. the accused was walking in the area of Bayridge Drive at Lincoln Drive. The accused began crossing Bayridge Drive as the northbound traffic light turned green. When a northbound vehicle began to move forward the accused stepped in front of the car. The driver stopped in time to avoid a collision, but the accused became angry and began punching the front passenger side window.
Two off-duty officers were at the intersection and approached the accused. One officer identified them as police, but the accused fled. The officers caught up to the accused and attempted to stop him. The accused pulled a knife out, pushed one officer and ran. The accused was quickly caught and taken to the ground. The accused refused to cooperate and continued to struggle until he was handcuffed.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The accused was charged with possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon, and resist arrest.