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Rochester Man Facing Possible Charges Over Road Rage Incident

Ryan Prasil Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Ryan Prasil

July 18, 2018 12:15 PM

(ABC 6 News)- A 22-year-old Rochester man could face possible charges for an alleged road rage incident that happened Tuesday night.

According to the Rochester Police department, a driver and passenger reported that around midnight they were stopped at a red light at the intersection of 16th Ave. and Civic Center Drive when a vehicle came up behind them, drove onto a grassy area and took a right-hand turn.

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The victims told officers they began following the car and that at one point the driver pointed a handgun at them.  

They told officers they continued to follow the car into a parking lot where "words were exchanged," they continued to follow the car to a home on the 400 block of 18 1/2 Ave. SW.

Officers received consent to search the vehicle in question and found a case for a .45 caliber handgun and one bullet casing.

The driver, Ryan Prasil, initially denied owning or possessing a handgun but eventually told police he did, in fact, own one and that it was inside the house.

Police located a loaded handgun and took Prasil into custody.

He's facing a possible felony charge of Terroristic Threats, Cause Terror with Reckless Disregard and a felony charge of 2nd-Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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