At approximately 10:45pm last night Wednesday, May 25, 2011 police responded to the area of Commonwealth and Harvard Ave. for a report by motorist that he had been threatened with a firearm by two other motorists in a silver BMW.
The police were able to stop the vehicle fitting the description with two young men inside, Aram Barseghyam, 28, of Brighton and Aleksandr Yeghiyan, 22, of Watertown. A search of the vehicle revealed a black BB type gun which resembled a real firearm. Both men were arrested and will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on threats to do harm for brandishing what appeared to be a real firearm.
The victim claims that he was engaged in a verbal argument with the two men when the front seat passenger pointed what appeared to be a real firearm at him and stated" next time, bang, you're dead". The victim was able to identify the two men the police stopped as the ones involved in the altercation and was also able to identify the weapon is the one pointed at him.
Road rage incidents are becoming more common, in this instance these two men will face brandishing a weapon charges for pulling out what appeared to be a real firearm.
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