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In Murf. road rage incident, chainsaw trumps knife

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say a mid-state man used a chainsaw to defend himself during a road rage incident Tuesday.

Murfreesboro resident Dawn Jones called police Tuesday morning to say a man had pulled a knife on her during an altercation on Thompson Lane.

She says she had to slam on her breaks to avoid hitting another vehicle. The car’s driver got out and yelled at her, then brandished a knife.

The police report says two men trimming trees nearby intervened. When the enraged driver with the knife started toward them, one of the men grabbed a chainsaw. At that point the driver with the knife retreated and drove away.

Jones was able to get the driver’s license plate.

The MPD is now looking for a 20-year-old Justin Conners armed with warrants for two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.