Road Rage and Firearm, Lead to Arrest of New Hampshire Man

Massachusetts State Police Release – 08302017 – Road Rage and Firearm, Lead to Arrest of New Hampshire Man

Today, at approximately 3:05 p.m., Trooper Joseph Bennett of the Concord State Police Barracks responded to a 911 call of a road rage incident on Route 95. The caller reported that a man in a black pickup truck flashed a handgun at him.

With the assistance of Trooper Michael McDermott, Trooper Bennett stopped the vehicle on Route 95 Southbound on the off ramp of Exit 29B to Route 2 westbound in Lexington. The driver, later identified as MATTHEW MCKINNEY, 26, of Alexandria, NH, was taken into custody without incident.

As a result of the investigation, Trooper Bennett located a .45 caliber Smith and Wesson Shield handgun, two magazines containing a total of 13 .45 caliber rounds of ammunition, a backpack with 32 loose rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and a set of brass knuckles in the vehicle.

Troopers determined that MCKINNEY is not licensed to carry a firearm in Massachusetts.

MCKINNEY was placed under arrest and brought to the Concord Barracks for booking. Bail was set at $340.00.

MCKINNEY has been charged with the following:

  1. ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON
  2. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITHOUT A LICENSE
  3. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A PERMIT
  4. POSSESSION OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON (Brass Knuckles)

No other information is available. Please do not call the barracks directly.

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