WESTPORT, Conn. – A 43-year-old Trumbull man threatened another man with a gun in Westport Tuesday night in a road rage incident, police said.
At approximately 6 p.m., a woman driving with her son called 911 and reported that the driver of a black SUV passed her car on Wilton Road in a no-passing zone and later pointed a gun at one of her passengers, Lt. John Pitoniak said in a news report.
When the two vehicles were stopped at the intersection of Wilton and Kings Highway North, the woman reported that a man in her car got out and approached the SUV. When he reached the passenger’s side of the SUV, the SUV’s driver — later identified as Andrew Blum — pointed a black handgun at him, Pitoniak said.
Blum then “sped off” headed east on Kings Highway, Pitoniak said. The woman and her passenger provided police with the license plate number of the SUV, which was registered in Trumbull. Trumbull, state and nearby police departments were alerted of the incident, Pitoniak said.
When located at his home, Blum was found to have a Glock .40-caliber handgun, Pitoniak said. Further investigation showed the gun is registered to Blum and that he had a permit to carry it, Pitoniak said.
Blum was charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors, and his gun was seized as evidence. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Oct. 12.