Man arrested for pointing gun at cop during road rage

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Branford man is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at an off-duty police officer while driving through Branford with road rage Thursday night.

According to officials, 29 year-old Anthony Vigliotti was arrested at his home after the alleged incident. Authorities say he was tailgating and blowing his horn at the off-duty New Haven officer. Vigliotti then pulled up alongside him, pointed a gun at the officer and sped off.

Police say Vigliotti pointed the gun at the officer at East Main Street and Windmill Road, around 9 p.m. It was a .45 caliber handgun, that police found him with at his home.

Officers took him into custody at his home. Vigliotti is due in New Haven court on July 19.

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