One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Respond to Apparent Road Rage Incident in Downtown Boston

ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:02 PM on Thursday November 1, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown Boston) arrested Daniel Allder, 33, of Atlanta, Georgia, after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of Beacon Street and Park Street. Officers were informed that the suspect had displayed a firearm in a threatening manner during an apparent road rage incident. The officers were on directed patrol in the area of Downtown Crossing when they observed and stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of 131 Tremont Street. Officers removed the suspect and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR-40 handgun from underneath the driver’s seat. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified by two victims who stated that the suspect had pointed the firearm at them while they were driving on Beacon Street. During the course of their investigation, the officers learned that the suspect possessed a valid license to carry a firearm in both Massachusetts and Georgia which have now been turned over to the Licensing Unit. Officers later learned that the suspect’s Massachusetts driver’s license had been suspended. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (2 Counts) and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.