Mt. Juliet police: Man in custody after pulling handgun on detectives

Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department via Twitter

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is in custody after police say he brandished a handgun in a threatening manner at three detectives while traveling down Interstate 40 East late Wednesday morning.

Rafael Molina (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
Rafael Molina (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

According to a police release, for a reason not apparent to detectives, Rafael Molina became angry and decided to pull the handgun while the detectives were transporting someone to jail.

A traffic stop was conducted and Molina, 58, was found to be in possession of two handguns.

He was booked into the Wilson County jail on a $10,000 bond for four counts of aggravated assault.

Police previously tweeted Molina said he was unaware the undercover truck was occupied by detectives.