Shots fired on I-95 in road rage case

ABINGDON, Md. - A Harford County man was arrested today after he allegedly fired shots at another motorist on I-95 during an apparent altercation.

Nicholas Heider, 34 of Joppa is being charged with first degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Just before 4:00 p.m. police received a 911 call from a motorist on I-95 who reported another driver had fired shots in the direction of his vehicle in the area of I-95 northbound and the exit for Route 152.

The victim told police that the incident resulted from a dispute over right of way between motorists that had started near exit 67 and the two began gesturing at each other and cutting each other off.

The victim provided troopers with the tag number of the suspect's vehicle, at which time officers converged on the area.

After a phone call from police, the suspect came out of his home and surrendered to them.

No one was injured in the incident.

During a search of Heider's home, police recovered a semi-automatic handgun.

Troopers will be consulting with the Harford County State's Attorney's Office and additional charges are possible. 

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