Officers say man pointed gun during road rage incident in North Branch, Minn.

Photos posted by North Branch police show the pellet gun and officers at the traffic stop. (North Branch Police Department / Facebook)

Police say they responded to I-35 in North Branch on Christmas Day after a man pulled out a weapon during a road rage incident that was later determined to be a pellet gun.

The police department says officers and deputies from the Chisago County Sheriff's Office were called for the report of a gun-pointing incident on the freeway.

At the scene, officers found the suspect vehicle and conducted what they call a "high-risk stop." In the vehicle, they located a pellet gun.

In the post, officers wrote: "It looks real and created some major traffic congestion."

"Please folks, if you get in a road rage incident on the freeway think things through before you act," officers added.