An off-duty Pittsburgh police detective is charged with choking a fellow motorist and threatening him with a gun after a minor collision.

State police say Det. Bradley Walker kicked another driver’s car then broke a window to reach in and grab the man by the throat in an apparent road rage incident Saturday night in Pittsburgh. Investigators say Walker then pulled his car in front of the alleged victim’s car and brandished a handgun.

The 17-year-veteran was arraigned Monday on charges including aggravated assault and unlawful restraint and released on $25,000 bail. Pittsburgh police say Walker has been put on administrative duty and will face internal disciplinary charges.

A voicemail box at a phone listing under Walker’s name was full Tuesday morning. It was not clear if he had an attorney.


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