Police in Bellingham say a man in a blue Dodge pickup stopped next to a 28-year-old woman after noticing she was smoking a cigarette despite being pregnant.
After an "exchange" of words, Palmer, who was approximately 10 feet away, brought forward a handgun and pointed it at the woman. After he put away the weapon and left the scene, the woman immediately phoned the police.
Palmer was pulled over a short while later and confessed to the confrontation, but not to brandishing a gun. A search of his car, however, yielded two 45-caliber Glock pistols.
Palmer is currently being held while the investigation is ongoing.