An apparent road rage incident ended today after two motorists — one armed — got into a physical confrontation at a busy intersection and a sheriff's detective held them at gunpoint, a police official said.
The incident was reported at about 11:30 a.m., when the two pickups involved stopped on westbound Kellogg at Greenwich, said Wichita police Capt. Hassan Ramzah.
One of the two drivers suffered possible minor injuries, Ramzah said. No shots were fired.
According to witnesses, the incident began a few miles east of the intersection, near Andover. At least one of the vehicles was cutting the other off, witnesses said.
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Ramzah gave this account: After the vehicles stopped just east of the intersection, both drivers got out, and a physical confrontation occurred between the two men.
One of them had a gun in his hand.
Witnesses reported the incident to 911.
An on-duty Sedgwick County sheriff's detective, also driving west on Kellogg, saw the confrontation and the gun in the one motorist's hand and held the two drivers at gunpoint until Wichita police officers arrived.
Police were questioning both motorists, Ramzah said.
The incident blocked one of the westbound lanes.