Manhattan Teen Attacked During Road Rage Incident

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say neighbors came to the aid of a Manhattan teenager who found himself the target of another driver's road rage.

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 around 3 PM, 17-year-old Austen Serrano reported that he was driving in the 2000 block of Ivy Drive in Manhattan when another car pulled in front of him, blocking him in. Serrano told police that the driver got out and confronted him, struck him and took his car keys.

A verbal argument continued and officials say it drew the attention of nearby residents who intervened and made the suspect return Serrano's keys.

The angry driver then left the area but an RCPD spokesman says officers are following up on investigative leads in the case. An arrest has not yet been made.

The suspect could face multiple charges, including Battery, Criminal Restraint, Criminal Deprivation of Property and Disorderly Conduct.

Officials could not expand on what sparked the suspect's alleged road rage and the tense encounter with Austen Serrano.

Serrano did not receive any serious injuries.