OSP: Man points fake gun at I-5 Salem drivers

A homemade object made to look like a fake handgun that was seized by troopers from a 52-year-old man who was reportedly pointing it at passing motorists on Interstate 5 in Salem Thursday, June 27, 2013. The man faces menacing charges. (Oregon State Police)
A homemade object made to look like a fake handgun that was seized by troopers from a 52-year-old man who was reportedly pointing it at passing motorists on Interstate 5 in Salem Thursday, June 27, 2013. The man faces menacing charges. (Oregon State Police)

(KOIN) — A man was arrested for reportedly pointing what appeared to be a gun at passing vehicles on an Interstate 5 exit ramp Thursday afternoon in Salem.

Noe Gonzalez, 52, was arrested after reportedly pointing a fake handgun at drivers on Interstate 5 in Salem on Thursday, June 27, 2013. (Marion County Jail)

Noe Gonzalez. (Marion County Jail)

According to Oregon State Police (OSP), it was discovered to be a homemade object that had been fashioned to look like a handgun.

At about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, troopers responded multiple reports that a man was pointing a gun at drivers coming off the I-5 southbound Mission Street exit ramp.

They spotted a 52-year-old man carrying the fake gun in a holster on his belt and apprehended him at gunpoint. There were no injuries.

Noe Gonzalez was lodged in the Marion County Jail on charges of menacing and disorderly conduct.

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