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Teen in custody after road rage incident in Kirkland

A 19-year-old man is in custody after a road rage incident in Kirkland on Thursday afternoon.

After 12:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a motorist whose vehicle had been hit during a shootout.

Police said a 47-year-old man was driving near Juanita Drive when he had an altercation with a 19-year-old man in another vehicle.

According to police, the teen brandished a machete and held it out the window at the other driver.

After turning onto 76th Place Northeast, the teen stopped his vehicle, got out and went toward the other driver. The other driver pulled out his gun and then started firing shots into the ground as a warning.

Police said the teen ran away and the other driver called 911.

As he was on the phone with dispatch, the teen came back to his vehicle, got a gun and fired shots at the other driver's vehicle. The driver then returned fire toward the teen.

Police said the teen got in his vehicle and drove away from the scene.

The teen was located and taken into custody.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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