Road Rage Incident Ends With Man Pointing Assault Rifle

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- A south city man is in jailed after a road rage incident escalated. The victim came face to face with a man wielding an assault-style rifle.

Tuesday afternoon, an argument over erratic driving took a shocking turn that even 46-year-old Michael Bitner could not have predicted.

Bitner said the man was driving recklessly down Lansdowne Avenue in south city, where the suspect stopped in front of his house and the confrontation escalated.

St. Louis police confirmed the arrest of a 36-year-old suspect and recovery of an assault rifle.

Bitner visited the courthouse on Wednesday.

Residents on the 2200 block of Lansdowne Avenue are not surprised to hear about this incident with their neighbor.

This neighbor was relieved to hear the suspect had run into someone willing to file charges.

The investigation is still ongoing in this case.

The suspect was still in jail Wednesday afternoon, but no official charges have been filed yet.

Michael Bitner will return to make his statement in front of a grand jury next week.

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