A sheriff’s officer arrested a man, who had a gun and knives, after witnessing him punch a motorcyclist during a road rage incident near Barrington, officials said.
The incident happened around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of South Northwest Highway in Barrington Township.
A Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer on patrol saw a man punch another man, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer stopped and took the man, identified as Farid Sagidov, 40, of Quitman, Texas, into custody.
The officer learned that Sagidov was involved in a road rage incident.
Sagidov allegedly did not allow the 49-year-old victim, who was on a motorcycle, to merge in front of his pickup truck, the sheriff’s office said.
After taking him into custody, sheriff’s police officers searched Sagidov’s vehicle.
They recovered a firearm with a loaded magazine, two additional loaded magazines and two knives.
Sagidov does not have a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card or a concealed carry license, the sheriff’s office said.
Sagidov was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony, as well as misdemeanor counts of battery and reckless conduct causing bodily harm.
A judge set Sagidov’s bond at $5,000 during a court hearing Wednesday. He has since been released from custody.