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A suburban Palm Beach Gardens man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist during a road-rage incident.

Jacob William Holmen, 28, is facing a charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improperly exhibiting a firearm. He walked out of the Palm Beach County Jail on Sunday on supervised release.

Holmen allegedly pointed a pistol after he exchanged words with a 28-year-old driver who had four passengers inside his vehicle, including three children, ages 8, 7 and a newborn, according to the report.

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The incident took place on the 1100 block of Alternate State Road A1A in Jupiter, just south of the Loxahatchee River bridge.

Holmen told Jupiter police he got into an argument after the alleged victim backed out onto Alternate A1A from a driveway just south of the Sawfish Bay Park entrance.

Holmen said he honked the horn on his SUV, then noticed later that the victim’s vehicle had pulled up beside him, the report said. Holmen said he drew the pistol from a holster and placed it on the dashboard.

But the victim said Holmen pointed the gun out the window and yelled, “Leave me alone. I’ll kill you,” then finished by flashing an obscene gesture.

The victim followed Holmen’s vehicle and called 911. Holmen drove the SUV to the Jupiter Police Department followed by the victim. Jupiter officers stopped both cars, and Holman was arrested.

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