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Sketch Helps Police Nab Suspect in Blue Route Road Rage Shooting

Pennsylvania State Police charged a suspect Wednesday morning in a road rage incident on the Blue Route (Interstate 476) last week thanks to a tipster.

Police nabbed Anthony Richardson of Pennington Road in Philadelphia's Overbrook Park neighborhood after a tipster saw a police sketch released following the shooting, said state police.

The shooting happened at 3 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of I-476 around mile-marker 16 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, state police said.

The driver of a dark blue Lincoln sedan with tinted windows and a red and silver Lincoln emblem opened fire on a blue Mitsubishi Lancer while on the highway, officials said. A Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman said the shooter pulled alongside the Mitsubishi, rolled down his window and began shooting. [[378362741, C]]

A bullet narrowly missed the 26-year-old Mitsubishi driver, lodging in the car dashboard, police said. The driver was not hurt.

The sedan driver took off after the shooting.

Police called the incident a road rage.

Richardson was taken into custody and transported back to Pennsylvania State Police barracks Wednesday. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Jail.

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