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Spokane Police investigating after man pointed gun at driver

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UPDATE: Spokane police say that while they believe they know who pointed a gun at another driver on the Hamilton St. Bridge, they've handed the investigation over to Washington State Patrol. That decision was made because it appears the incident started on Interstate-90, which would fall under WSP jurisdiction.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Spokane Police are actively investigating a possible road rage incident in which a man pointed his gun at another driver. The victim, who asked not to be identified, said in a Facebook post to KHQ that "this guy pulled a gun on me cuz i honked at him when he almost crashed into me. this was on hamilton bridge... stay safe."

We talked to the victim on the phone. He said he was trying to call 911 but the suspect wouldn't leave him alone. He decided to take a video because, "All that was going through my head was, 'really? This guy is really going to do this over a road rage incident? He's going to shoot me?'"

The victim says he just wants everyone to be more aware and stay safe, saying "Road rage is road rage. To pull out a gun is something else. Lesson learned for me. Don't intervene in anything and just try to de-escalate."

Spokane Police say they know the person in the picture and are working to talk to him. He could face charges of intimidation with a weapon. Police say if you're ever in a road rage incident make sure you go to a well-lit area and then immediately call 911.

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