A Moriches man was charged Tuesday after he flashed what appeared to be a gun in a road rage incident in Farmingville, Suffolk police said.

From a gray Volkswagen sedan, Brian Deuchar D'Angelis, 36, pointed what turned out to be an "imitation pistol" at another motorist during a noontime traffic dispute on southbound Nicolls Road, near the Long Island Expressway north service road, police said.

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Police traced the Volkswagen car plate to an address in Northport, where village police stopped the vehicle and detained Deuchar D'Angelis until a Suffolk highway patrol officer arrived, police said. Brought to the scene, the victim identified Deuchar D'Angelis as the driver, police said. The Volkswagen was seized and a fake pistol was recovered, police said.

Deuchar D'Angelis, of 68 Lakewood Ct., was held at the Sixth Precinct to be arraigned Wednesday on second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A police spokesman said no other details were available, including whether the car, registered to a Northport address, was owned by the suspect.