Police arrest juvenile for allegedly menacing with imitation firearm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Schenectady Police say they have arrested a 14-year-old for allegedly menacing two police officers with an imitation firearm.
According to authorities, on Sunday around 10:50 p.m., officers witnessed a male standing in the area of the 700 block of Craig Street. The officers believed that the suspect had a handgun. The suspect, was allegedly pointing the gun towards the street. He was was with three other unidentified people at this time.
As officers approached, police say the suspect turned towards the police cruiser and pointed the weapon at the marked patrol car.
The suspect then fled into a house on Craig Street and was apprehend when he allegedly tried to exit the home.
The other three males fled the scene and were not apprehended.
Officers say they recovered a CO2 air gun, which is an exact replica of a Smith and Wesson “M&P 45.” Schenectady Police say the firearm is so realistic looking that it was only after officers attempted to render it safe that they realized it was not a real gun.
The suspect, is not being identified due to his age, has been charged with one count of menacing in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth, a misdemeanor.
The suspect is due to appear in Schenectady County Family Court at a later date.