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Two Arrested in Capitol Hill Road Rage Incident

Police arrested two men after they displayed a gun in a road rage incident Tuesday night on Capitol Hill.

Officers responded to the 300 block of E Roy St just before 8:30 PM after the victims called to report they had been threatened and one suspect had a gun.

The victims were making a turn into the driveway of their apartment garage but stopped halfway to wait for the garage door to open. The car behind them started honking their horn and eventually the passenger got out to confront the victims. One of the victims got out of his car and was challenged to a physical fight that he was able to avoid. As he walked toward the suspect vehicle he looked and saw the driver of the suspect vehicle pull up his sweatshirt exposing the butt of a handgun tucked in his waistband. The victim quickly disengaged and the suspect got into his car and they drove away ending up on the Melrose Connector Trail–a bike trail.

Officers located the suspect vehicle on the trail with the two suspects standing outside their vehicle. The victims confirmed that police were detaining the correct suspects and they were placed under arrest.

The suspect vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

The two 22-year-old suspects were booked into King County Jail for harassment.