SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Around 9:58 a.m. Tuesday morning, someone called the Schenectady County Dispatch Center, saying they had just been in the area of 129 South Brandywine Avenue and saw what appeared to be a man pointing a large gun out the window. Responding officers quickly set up a perimeter, blocking both vehicle and foot traffic due to the nature of the complaint.
Everyone inside the building was asked to exit and brought to a safe location. Further investigation was completed by officers on the scene and several apartments in the building were checked, but police didn’t find anything suspicious. Currently, the incident appears to be unfounded.
The Schenectady Police Department was helped out at the scene by New York State Police, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rotterdam Police Department. Police officials would like to thank the public for their patience while officers investigated this potentially dangerous situation. Complaints of this nature must be handled in the safest way possible for both the public and the officers involved.