A New Hampshire man pulled a gun on another motorist during a road rage incident on the Maine Turnpike in Portland, according to Maine State Police.

A caller told police that a man brandished the firearm during a brief road rage incident just after 5 p.m. Wednesday near mile marker 45 southbound in Portland. The driver with the firearm had been speeding and tailgating before making a “rude gesture” and showing the gun to the driver who called police, state police said.

Troopers eventually spotted the suspect’s vehicle near mile 31. The driver, 49-year-old Philip A. Gordon of Newmarket, admitted he had a Glock 19 9 mm handgun in his possession, police said. Gordon denied brandishing the gun during the road rage incident.

Gordon was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and police seized the handgun.


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