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Screaming Man On Side Of Road Pointing Gun At Passing Motorists Causes Panic, Police Say

Zachary Lance
Zachary Lance Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police Department

An area man who was allegedly screaming on the side of the road and pointing a handgun at passing motorists has been arrested.

Zachary Lance, 24, of Naugatuck, was arrested around 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, when Naugatuck Police responded to Rubber Avenue in the area of McDonald's after receiving reports of a man armed with a handgun and pointing it at passing vehicles and screaming, said the Naugatuck Police.

According to police, Lance's behavior was causing vehicles to swerve out of the way and in one instance he allegedly pointed the pistol directly at a vehicle.

The look-alike BB gun he was pointing at vehicles.

Naugatuck Police Department

Officers arrived on scene and quickly found Lance, and due to "the officers’ quick and decisive action he was disarmed and taken into custody," police said.

The pistol was found to be a look-alike/replica BB handgun, police added.

"We commend Officer Connor Faticoni and Sergeant Nick Kehoss for bringing this incident to a peaceful resolution," the department said.

Lance was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace and held on a $25,000 bond pending his appearance at Waterbury Court on Jan. 15.

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