Georgia Man In Custody After Road Rage Incident On Interstate

A Georgia man is in custody after an apparent road rage incident on I-10 involving two cars travelling westbound on the interstate.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Gazzo says around 5:30 Sunday evening, one of the drivers, Jimmy Hammond of Georgia, was traveling with three family members when an unknown incident caused him to stop in the middle of the road forcing the other car to stop as well.

Gazzo says Hammond jumped out of the car carrying a .357 magnum, pointed it, and threatened to shoot the driver of the other car, Patrick Stetner. Stetner was traveling back to Metairie with his wife and young son.

Gazzo says an off duty FBI agent passing by saw the situation and stopped demanding Hammond to surrender. Moments later, according to Gazzo, a USM University Police Officer also stopped to assist. Hammond eventually surrendered and was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

He is in custody charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving.

Officials say no shots were fired and no one was injured.