Man accused of threatening woman with piece of steel in Winchester road rage incident

WINCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) – A 58-year-old man was arrested after police said he threatened a woman with a piece of steel in a road rage incident in Winchester on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded at around 1 p.m. to the Winchester Center traffic rotary after receiving a report from a woman who said a man had threatened her with a 1 1/2-foot piece of steel.

Scott Lawrence, of Dracut, allegedly cut the woman off. When the woman beeped at him, police said Lawrence exited his vehicle and approached her with the piece of steel in hand.

The two allegedly exchanged words before Lawrence drove off. Shortly after, police said officers apprehended Lawrence at the intersection of Church and Bacon streets about a half mile away.

“Winchester is a safe place to live. I guess these things can happen anywhere. Road rage is a growing concern,” a local woman told 7News.

Lawrence was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.

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