Manchester Uber driver charged with threatening passenger with firearm

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MANCHESTER — Police arrested an Uber driver after he allegedly pointed a gun at a customer during a dispute over payment late Tuesday night.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Elm and Merrimack Streets following a report that a driver had brandished a firearm at a passenger.

According to the customer, the confrontation began after he was picked up and an argument over payment ensued.

During the altercation, the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Victor Jimenez of Manchester, allegedly reached into the glove box, pulled out a gun, and threatened the customer.

Fearing for his safety, the passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Jimenez is reported to have followed the man for a short distance before ceasing pursuit.

Authorities located Jimenez’s vehicle a short time later and took him into custody without incident.

He has been charged with criminal threatening with a firearm.

The Manchester Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

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