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Teen reports gun-threat road incident

From staff reports

A man aimed a pistol at a teenager Saturday morning, apparently as a result of road rage, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were called to the area of Seven Mile and Pine Bluff roads about 11:40 a.m. after the teen reported the incident, said sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan in a press release. The victim told investigators that he was being tailgated by a cherry-red Chevrolet Blazer from the 1980s. The Blazer passed the teen after the teen tapped his brakes to alert the driver that he was following too close, Reagan said.

After speeding ahead, the Blazer’s driver pulled to the side of the road and stopped, Reagan said. As the teen drove closer, the Blazer’s driver got out and pointed a pistol at him.

The teen said he accelerated around the Blazer and that he did not think a shot was fired, Reagan said.

The Blazer’s driver was described as white, about 6-foot-2 and 150 pounds. Anyone with information about the case can call the sheriff’s office at 242-8477.

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