Man Seen Brandishing Knife in Apparent Road Rage Incident in Long Beach

A man was captured on cellphone video brandishing a knife during an apparent road rage incident in Long Beach Monday afternoon.

The altercation occurred at the intersection of Alamitos Avenue and East Broadway at about 6:50 p.m., according to the witness who recorded the video.

An unidentified driver in a dark minivan can be seen yelling at two men in the vehicle stopped next to him.

The man in the minivan can then be seen brandishing a knife in the direction of the other vehicle.

The minivan, which appeared to have Mississippi plates, then drives off down the street.

It was unclear what may have sparked the incident.

The witness, who was on a rental scooter at the time, said he was trying to figure out how to send the video to the two men in the remaining vehicle when a man came walking down the street toward him.

“Do you think you can get away before I take that phone from you?” the man, who was no longer holding a knife, can be heard asking the witness.

The witness responded, “Stay away from me.”

Video then shows the man turning and walking away.

The witness later posted the video to YouTube.

"I'm glad nobody was hurt," the post read.

Long Beach police were called to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. but were unable to locate anyone involved in the incident, spokesperson Shaunna Dandoy said.

One of the victims was contacted the next day and described the ordeal to police, who are still investigating, Dandoy said.

Anyone with further information, or who recognizes the knife-wielding man in the video, can contact the Long Beach Police Department.

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