A Bucks County Community College student is facing charges after he allegedly pulled out a gun during a road rage incident Monday on the Newtown Bypass.
According to Newtown Township police, the victim told police he was driving on Buck Road and he honked at the car in front of him when the light turned green. The driver in front of him, later identified as 28-year-old Vadim Mikhul of Southampton, gave him the middle finger and the victim did the same back to him, police said.
As the cars continued on the Bypass, the other male driver pulled a black handgun out and pointed it at the victim and his passengers, police said.
One of the passengers in the victim’s car took down Mikhul’s license plate number and another videoed the vehicle, police said.
Police located Mikhul’s gray Nissan Altima in the parking lot of the Bucks County Community College, located on Swamp Road. Officers found Mikhul sitting in a study area in Penn Hall, where police said he admitted that he had pulled the gun out during the incident.
He also told police the gun was in his glove box and the ammunition was in the trunk.
The gun was confiscated as evidence at the request of the Bucks County District Attorney’s office. Mikhul will be charged with: simple assault; attempted bodily injury and physical menace, reckless endangering, terroristic threats; terrorizing another person and creating a serious public inconvenience or terror.