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Man Hurls Axe At Motorist’s Windscreen In Shocking Road Rage Incident

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Man Hurls Axe At Motorist’s Windscreen In Shocking Road Rage Incident

An angry motorist launched an axe at another vehicle in a shocking road rage incident in the US. You can see the shocking dashcam footage here:

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The 47-year-old man was driving a Jeep in Seattle on 27 July when he beeped his horn at another road user.

As the woman attempted to take an exit off the road, the man followed her, driving past her and eventually blocking her path, Q13 Fox reports.

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He then got out of his Jeep and hurled the axe at the car, as the horrified woman tried to escape.

The man, who has not been named, then got back into his car and fled the scene.

King's County Sheriff's Office released the footage and said the same man was accused of shouting racial abuse and threats at a man two days later.

Credit: King's County Sheriff's Office
Credit: King's County Sheriff's Office
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Following this incident a man in a silver Jeep Cherokee was suspected of stealing from a Seattle Home Depot.

The man was taken into custody on 30 July after cops picked him up while he was sunbathing in a park.

He was wanted for Felony Hate Crime, Felony Eluding, and Theft, in addition to an outstanding Felony warrant for First-Degree Robbery outside of King County.

In a post on Facebook, King County Sheriff's Office said: "This video nearly says it all.

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"The driver of this Jeep, according to incident reports, began honking at the victim as they merged onto the NE 145th St I-5 on-ramp.

"As they travelled northbound the Jeep's driver continued to honk so our victim took the Ballinger Way exit to avoid a freeway confrontation.

"Only moments later the Jeep passes him, blocks the roadway and the driver hurls a hammer before fleeing'. The 'hammer' later transpired to be an axe.

Credit: King's County Sheriff's Office
Credit: King's County Sheriff's Office
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"Using additional surveillance, King County detectives identified the Jeep's driver.

"They learned that only three days after this incident he was apprehended for multiple felonies after fleeing from deputies in Snohomish County.

"It's easy to find - and charge - a suspect when they are already [in] jail. Charges are pending in Shoreline, but once filed our hammer-thrower should be off our roads for some time."

The Sheriff's Office urged anyone who thought they were about to be caught up in a road rage incident to had to the nearest police of fire station.

Featured Image Credit: King’s County Sheriff’s Office

Topics: US News, crime

Claire Reid
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