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Norwalk Man With Gun Charged in Road Rage Incident

One man said the other man had pointed a handgun at him. The other man said he had taken the gun out of the glovebox of his Acura after being cut off on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk because he was "nervous."

Matthew Ansong, a 22-year-old Norwalk Community College student, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon on school grounds and breach of peace. Bond was set at $5,000. His gun was confiscated, as was a gun at his Woodward Street home.

The 48-year-old victim, who was driving a Saturn, told Norwalk police he had cut off another driver "by accident" at about 5 p.m. Monday. He said he had caught up with Ansong and the pair had a conversation while still in their cars on Connecticut Avenue. Ansong allegedly asked, "Didn't you see me?" The victim said he hadn't, and Ansong allegedly pointed a gun at him.

The victim followed the gun-wielding student to NCC. They had another conversation in the West parking lot. "Hey, I cut you off but you pointed a gun at me," the victim said. "Oh, I have a permit," Ansong is alleged to have replied, before walking to class. The victim called police.

Police waited for him Ansong to return. He told police he had not pointed the gun at the victim and that he took it out of the glovebox because he was nervous. "Maybe the other guy saw it," he said.

Police searched the car and found a 9mm Ruger . Sgt. Lisa Cotto did not know what type of gun police found at his home. Both were registered, and Ansong had the permit with him.

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