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N.H. man arrested on I-95 in Lexington after flashing gun in road rage incident

The handgun, ammunition, and brass knuckles recovered from Matthew McKinney Thursday.
Massachusetts State Police
The handgun, ammunition, and brass knuckles recovered from Matthew McKinney Thursday.

A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday after he flashed his gun at another driver on Interstate 95 in Lexington, State Police said.

A trooper from the Concord State Police barracks responded to a call of road rage around 3:05 p.m. Thursday, after a caller reported that a man in a black pickup truck had flashed a gun at him.

The man, Matthew McKinney, 26, of Alexandria, N.H., was pulled over on the Exit 29B ramp on I-95 southbound leading to Route 2 in Lexington.

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McKinney was taken into custody without incident following the traffic stop, State Police said.

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Troopers searched the pickup truck and found a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, a set of brass knuckles, two magazines containing a total of 13 .45 caliber rounds of ammunition, and a backpack with 32 loose rounds of .45 caliber ammunition.

Troopers determined McKinney is not licensed to carry a firearm in Massachusetts.

McKinney was arrested and booked at the Concord barracks, and bail was set at $340.

McKinney was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition without a permit, and possession of a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles).

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.