Man with weapon seen on Siena College campus, apprehended by police

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Officials say a man was seen on the Siena College campus carrying a weapon Friday night.

Colonie Police arrested Anthony Aunchman, 21, of Schenectady, who is not a student at Siena, for allegedly carrying a shotgun with him. Police say he went to a townhouse on campus to collect money in connection with a drug deal. He was allegedly disputing with at least two people and brought the shotgun to scare them.

Anthony Aunchman, 21, of Schenectady is facing two felony charges after police say he brought a shotgun onto Siena College’s campus.

Aunchman is now facing Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Possession of a Weapon on School Ground charges which are felonies.

Lisa Witkowski, Associate Director of Communications confirmed to News10 that upon receiving the report, Public Safety had notified Colonie Police who responded to the campus.

At the same time, Siena College Public Safety confirmed through video that Aunchman had left campus in his car about an hour earlier.

This is a picture from the video surveillance, police say this is Aunchman getting into a vehicle with a shotgun.

Officials say when the report was made, Aunchman had already left campus with the shotgun. The Colonie Police Department did investigate the incident and confirmed they had apprehended Aunchman and placed him in custody.

This is the shotgun police say Aunchman brought to campus in connection to a drug deal. Aunchman is now facing felony charges.

Police say this was an isolated incident and do not believe there is a threat to the college community.

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