Two separate disputes along El Camino Real in Menlo Park on Friday, Dec. 4, led to weapons being brandished: in one case a pistol, and in the other a hammer, police said.
After a two-vehicle collision, reported at about 4:40 p.m. and involving a blue Ford Escape and a van in the 1000 block of El Camino, the driver of the Escape had gotten got out of his vehicle and, while walking toward the van, had displayed a black semi-automatic hand gun, police said.
There were no injuries, police said. The man alleged to be carrying the gun returned to his vehicle and headed south on El Camino with one other person in the car with him, police said.
In the second incident, reported at 7:50 p.m., an argument between two men working in the 1400 block of El Camino Real evolved into a physical confrontation, with one man slapping and grabbing at the other man, and the other man displaying a hammer, police said.
Again there were no injuries, but police said the men said they wanted to press charges against each other. The District Attorney's Office has taken the case for review, police said.