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State Police Arrest 67-Year-Old Man for Road Rage Gun Incident

Date Posted: Sunday, December 17th, 2023

Delaware State Police apprehended 67-year-old Paul Briggs of Wilmington, Delaware, following a road rage incident where he allegedly brandished a firearm on Friday afternoon.

On December 15, 2023, around 12:30 p.m., a 52-year-old man from Landenberg, Pennsylvania, dialed 911 to report a road rage encounter. The investigation revealed that while driving southbound on Barley Mill Road in Greenville, the victim had stopped for a red light at Montchanin Road. A white male with a beard, later identified as Paul Briggs, reportedly pulled alongside the victim in a Honda Accord, displayed a handgun, and sped away. The victim noted the Honda’s registration number, providing it to the responding trooper.

The trooper traced the registration to the registered owner’s address and contacted Briggs, who matched the suspect’s description. Briggs cooperated by sharing his account of the incident, resulting in the recovery of the firearm at his residence. He was taken into custody without resistance, transported to Troop 1, and charged with felony aggravated menacing. Subsequently, he was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance.

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