Four Arrested in Armed Road Rage Incident in Vernon

Four men were arrested following a road rage incident in Vernon in which one person pointed a gun at two others Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the incident began while two cars were stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Route 30 and Bolton Road around 3:30 p.m.

The driver in front, 36-year-old Jose Cruz, of Vernon, was waiting to turn left from Route 30 onto Bolton Road when the driver behind him, 45-year-old Tyrone Green of East Hartford, grew angry and made the left turn around Cruz’s car.

Cruz subsequently began to tailgate Green and the two cars continued onto Whitney Ferguson Road. Green stopped on an entrance ramp to Interstate 84 westbound and two passengers, 39-year-old Ricaldo Harrison and 36-year-old Omar Lockhart, got out and approached Cruz’s car.

Police said Cruz took out a handgun and pointed it at the two men.

Police shut down part of Whitney Ferguson Road and the I-84 ramp while authorities responded to the scene. The men were taken into custody and the gun was seized.

Cruz was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He was held on $1,500 bond.

Harrison, Lockhart and Green were each charged with second-degree breach of peace and held on $5,000 bond.

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