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Guns were drawn in Kimball Junction parking lot after road rage incident

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On Monday, a road rage incident resulted in two men brandishing guns in the Taco Bell parking lot on Landmark Drive at Kimball Junction.

The incident started at the Walmart roundabout when a 53-year-old man apparently cut off another driver, a 37-year-old man. The 53-year-old pulled into the Taco Bell parking area and entered the drive-thru. The other driver pulled in, parked, and got out of his car.

According to multiple witnesses, the younger man aggressively shouted obscenities, with the 53-year-old shouting back. The 53-year-old tried to leave his vehicle, and the younger man started kicking his car door, denting it.

The older man had a gun in his waistband and claimed he feared for his safety and his four-year-old child in the car. He later said he placed his hand on the grip but never unholstered the gun.

According to the Summit County Sheriff's report, witnesses stated the 37-year-old said to the other man, "do you want to shoot me?" and "I've got a gun too." Witnesses described the 37-year-old pulling out a small-caliber handgun and pointing it at the other man. The 37-year-old, a Park City resident, was taken into custody and brought to the Summit County Jail.

Utah’s concealed carry law allows gun permit holders to carry firearms. Exceptions to that include airports, federal facilities, courts, correctional and mental health facilities, law enforcement secured areas, house of worship.

Those who conceal carry a firearm don’t have to tell law enforcement officers that they possess a weapon. However, the Utah Department of Public Safety recommends those carrying concealed weapons do so if interacting with law enforcement.