UPDATE: 2/19/16: The suspect in this case has been sent to a VA hospital for evaluation. His attorney said the Army veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. His social media presence featured various references to the military service and guns, though his Facebook page disappeared overnight.
Wellesley Police have shared details of a road rage incident that allegedly took place on Thursday morning on Rte. 9 during which one motorist says another driver pointed a gun at him. The police followed up on the report and arrested a suspect in a class at MassBay Community College.
Just before 11am, a motorist notified a Wellesley Police officer working construction detail of the incident, which allegedly took place on Rte. 9 west near Cedar Street, as the motorist slowed down upon seeing construction ahead of him. Another driver in a black Toyota sedan apparently didn’t take kindly to the slowdown, so sounded his horn, made a profane hand gesture and pointed the gun at the motorist before driving away. The motorist who allegedly had the gun pointed at him had enough presence of mind to make note of the other vehicle’s registration number.
A 25-year-old Allston man was identified as the car owner and was tracked down at a MassBay class. It turns out he was licensed to possess the Glock 23 in question (which at that time was still in his car), though he was taken into custody on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possessing a firearm on school property.