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Man points gun at women in apparent road rage incident on New York Avenue, police say

District police are investigating a possible incident of road rage that occurred Tuesday night when authorities said a man pointed a handgun at two female occupants of a car on New York Avenue.

Police said the gunman tried to force open the victims’ car door, but could not and then drove off in his own sport utility vehicle.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of New York Ave. NW, near New Jersey Avenue, when a driver stopped his vehicle suddenly in front of the victims’ vehicle and got out, D.C. police said.

The man yelled at the occupants — two 24-year-old women from Capitol Heights — and then grabbed a black semi-automatic handgun from his backpack, according to the police report.

Police said he pointed the gun at the two women and yelled for them to get out. He grabbed a door handle and tried to pull it open, the report says, but could not and went back to his own vehicle and headed south.

The suspect’s car was described as a black 2013 Chevrolet SUV with Maryland license plates, 6AV3914. No arrest had been made as of Wednesday afternoon.

District police did not describe what led to the confrontation. The women could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Peter Hermann covers crime for The Washington Post.

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