Madison squad car very close shot

A driver pointed a gun at a bicyclist and threatened to shoot him in an incident Downtown on Tuesday night, Madison police reported.

The incident began when a bicyclist yelled at the driver of a car he felt was followed unreasonably close behind him in the 1000 block of East Mifflin Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The bicyclist told police the driver took offense to the comment and pulled up next to him and said, "Shut up ... before I shoot brains!" while pointing a handgun at the bicyclist.

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The gray, four-door Honda sped past, and the 23-year-old bicyclist stopped and called police.

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