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Man arrested for pointing gun at officer in Branford

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Anthony Vigliotti. (Branford police photo) Anthony Vigliotti. (Branford police photo)

Police in Branford said they arrested a man for pointing a handgun at an off-duty New Haven police officer.

Anthony Vigliotti, 29, pulled the weapon at the intersection of East Main Street and Windmill Hill Road on Thursday around 9 p.m., according to police.

The victim dialed 911 to report the incident.

The officer told police that Vigliotti had been tailgating him and blowing his horn beginning at the intersection of North Main Street and Chestnut Street.

He believed it was because Vigliotti wanted to travel at a faster speed.

At the Windmill Hill intersection, police said the suspect pulled his small black semi-automatic handgun out, pointed it at the victim and then drove away.

Police located Vigliotti and the weapon at his home. He was taken into custody.

Vigliotti has a valid pistol permit, according to police. However, officers seized both the gun and the permit.

The suspect was charged with following too close with intent to harass, second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.

He was released on a written promise to appear in New Haven court on July 19.

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