Support The Moscow Times!

Road Rage Incident Turns Violent in Downtown

A man driving a Porsche Cayenne and a female driver took up non-lethal weapons against each other after they got into a road rage incident in the center of Moscow on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.

The fight broke out at a crossroads when the drivers began arguing over who had the right of way, the report said, citing local police.

After arguing heatedly, "the girl set off a pepper spray in the direction of the aggressive driver and tried to leave the scene, but the man fired at his fleeing opponent with a traumatic pistol," the report said.

The Porsche driver was apprehended afterward, RIA cited police as saying, adding that law enforcement authorities would investigate the grounds on which self-defense weapons were deployed.

Read more

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.