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Man charged with handgun threat in 'road rage' incident on Wilton Road

Updated 9:14 pm, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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UPDATE: According to the state's attorney, the case against Andrew Blum was dismissed.

A Trumbull man was charged with pointing a handgun at the passenger of another vehicle involved in what police are calling a "road rage" incident Tuesday night on Wilton Road.

The confrontation took place about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Wilton Road and Kings Highway North, police said, just after a black SUV sped by the complainant's car in a no-passing zone as the vehicles were traveling south on Wilton Road.

When both vehicles stopped at the intersection and an occupant of the complainant's car approached the SUV, the driver of the SUV pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and then drove off, heading east on Kings Highway, according to the report.

The license plate of the SUV was reported to police by the complainants, which was tracked to Andrew Blum, a 43-year-old Trumbull resident.

The SUV was located at Blum's home later by Trumbull police, who reported that Blum was in possession of a 40-caliber, semi-automatic Glock handgun. The handgun is registered to Blum, who has a permit to carry the weapon, police said.

Following further investigation of the incident, Blum was turned over to Westport police, who charged him with second-degree threatening and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Blum was released after posting a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear on the charges Oct. 12 in Norwalk Superior Court.