BEAVERTON -- A Beaverton man was arrested on weapons charges after he reportedly used a handgun to threaten three people in a road rage incident Saturday.
Police also said the suspect's nine-year-old daughter was in the car during the road rage incident.
Officers were called just after 4 p.m. to the report of road rage involving a handgun at Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and Southwest Cascade Avenue, said Officer Mike Rowe of the Beaverton Police Department.
The victims told police at the scene that a man in a silver Hyundai had attempted to ram their vehicle and pointed a handgun at them, Rowe said.
They also talked to KGW Monday and asked that their last names be kept anonymous.
Garrett and Chelsey said Harguth sped up and tried to ram them when they changed lanes. They said the man had a loaded gun and it was terrifying.
“I saw him with the magazine, he cocked it, you could see the bullet go in,” Garrett said. “You could see the slide open and the bullet go in.”
“When I saw the gun come up, he loaded it, like, put the magazine in and then cocked it back,”Chelsey said. “I couldn’t even believe my eyes, I couldn’t believe what was going on.”
Garrett and Chelsey gave officers the license plate number of the Hyundai. The suspect, 32-year-old Anderson Harguth, was stopped by police as he arrived at his driveway.
Officers found two handguns in Harguth's vehicle, Rowe said. Harguth was arrested and jailed on three counts each of menacing and unlawful use of a weapon, and one count of reckless endangerment.
He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Rowe said Harguth was carrying a spring-loaded knife.