A Nairobi motorist pulled a gun on police officers over the weekend during a crackdown by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

The man, identified as Jackson Mwangi, was flagged down at Survey area along Thika Road and was requested to blow into a breathalyzer.

Mr Mwangi instead defied the orders and turned on the NTSA officials with a pistol and threatened to kill anyone who tried to get near him.

Police officers said Mwangi who was driving a Toyota Premio during the 4am incident, cocked his firearm and threatened to shoot two officers.

He was, however, disarmed, and his gun licence certificate confiscated before being booked at Pangani Police Station.

“The suspect was disarmed and a Browning pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition in the magazine and one round lodged in the chamber,” read the police report.

He was presented in court on Monday for the offences of threatening to shoot, resisting arrest and refusing to use the alcoblow.