Man Arraigned in Newton Road Rage Incident

Byung Jin Kang, 21, of Newton, is facing multiple weapons charges.

The man who allegedly pulled a gun on a fellow driver in Newton Thursday afternoon is being held on $5,000 cash bail following an arraignment in Newton District Court this morning, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

Byung Jin Kang, 21, of Newton, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (handgun) and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Newton Police.

The road rage incident happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday on Dedham Street in Newton, police said. According to a report on WHDH, the two drivers pulled over after Kang was cut off by the victim.

Once the two men pulled over, Kang allegedly pulled out a loaded .32-caliber revolver, police said.

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The victim was able to talk Kang into putting the gun down and then wrestled Kang to the ground. WHDH reported that the victim was able to take down Kang thanks to his training in professional mixed martial arts.

Kang managed to get back in his car and drive away from the scene, but a nearby officer received a description of Kang's vehicle and managed to pull him over shortly after the incident, Newton Police said.

Kang is due back in court on March 5 for motion hearings, the DA's office said.

Janet Sterman February 17, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Wonder if Newton will make this a reason to outlaw hand weapons in our city!


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