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Cops: Man, 18, arrested after road rage incident

The East Islip teen faces charges after, police said, he pointed a BB gun at another motorist on the Southern State Parkway. 

Police converge on a Wantagh street where Nicholas

Police converge on a Wantagh street where Nicholas V. Hollifield of East Islip was arrested on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

An East Islip man reacted to being tailgated Thursday on the Southern State Parkway in North Amityville by pointing a BB gun at a motorist, police said in announcing his arrest in the road rage incident.

Nicholas V. Hollifield, 18, faces charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing, both misdemeanors, in connection with the 12:40 p.m. incident near Exit 32 and Route 110, State Police Troop L said Thursday night in a news release.

Hollifield was driving west in a blue 2016 Chrysler 200 when, police said, he pointed a BB gun at another motorist “after allegedly being tailgated.” 

After the incident, Nassau police officers located Hollifield on Carlisle Road in Wantagh, officials said. He was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead and released on his own recognizance. He was represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which has a policy of not commenting during the arraignment stage.

With Ellen Yan

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