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Police Seek Suspects in BB Gun Road Rage Incident

The incident occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday

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    Police Seek Suspects in BB Gun Road Rage Incident

    Police in Arlington, Massachusetts, are looking for suspects in connection with an apparent road rage incident where a BB or pellet gun was shot at an Uber driver's rear windshield. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015)

    Police in Arlington, Massachusetts, are looking for suspects in connection with an apparent road rage incident where a BB or pellet gun was shot at an Uber driver's rear windshield.

    Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, police were called to the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Adams Street for a report of shots fired at a vehicle.

    According to the driver, the three men he picked up in Cambridge were getting rowdy, cursing and taunting the blue Jeep behind them. As they headed west into Arlington, someone fired what police believe to be a BB gun into the rear window.

    The driver pulled off onto Adams street and called 911. That's when police say the Jeep circled back around and fired one more shot.

    There were four people in the vehicle, the Uber driver said - including two males and at least one female.

    Some Uber users tell necn they can't believe that a simple ride home could escalate to an emergency.

    "I can't imagine a normal person reacting in such a way, and I feel really bad for the Uber driver," said Joyce Spadafora of Arlington. He's probably just doing this as a side job and now his car needs some major repairs."

    Amy Richards, Medford

    "I would think that he's probably going to be more cautious the next time he picks up people, or maybe be hesitant about where he's picking people up or the day of the week or the time of day," said Amy Richards of Medford.

    The driver tells necn that he's not scared to get back on the road because he needs to support his four children and his wife. He came to the U.S. from Haiti and he's just trying to take care of his family.

    He says insurance will cover the damage to his vehicle.

    Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information or who may have seen anything in that area is asked to call Arlington Police at 781-643-1212.

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