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Man arrested for allegedly pointing gun at construction workers

A Mountain View man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at two construction workers.

Just after 9 am on June 26, Mountain View officers responded to the 600 block of Tyrella Avenue for reports of a man who had brandished a gun at construction workers on Fairchild Drive, which was just north of the construction site.

The construction workers told police that while they were directing traffic near the construction site, a man in a Honda became upset, began yelling at construction workers, and then, brandished a gun.

One of our responding officers spotted the car a short distance away on San Ramon Avenue, and we stopped the vehicle. 

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Martinez, was subsequently detained. Construction workers positively identified him as the man who had brandished the gun at them.

According to Martinez, he was upset because he believed one of the construction workers had insulted his brother recently while the brother and construction crews were at a business near the construction site.

Martinez was subsequently arrested for making criminal threats and for brandishing a firearm. He was also arrested for possession of cannabis for sale after cannabis and drug paraphernalia were found in his car.