Schenectady County

Man accused of threatening to blow up Schenectady DMV office

Schenectady County sheriff’s deputies charged a man this afternoon with threatening to blow up the D
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Schenectady County sheriff’s deputies charged a man this afternoon with threatening to blow up the Department of Motor Vehicles office on State Street.

Deputy County Clerk Michele Martinelli said the incident happened just after 9:30 a.m. She said a man became upset because DMV officials were not able to process his application for a non-driver identification because he did not have a birth certificate.

Martinelli said the man threatened to “blow up the [expletive] building” and then left. DMV officials called the sheriff’s office and when the man returned just after noon, they called the sheriff’s office again and deputies arrested Edward H. Fick IV, 25, of 1126 Webster St.

Martinelli said the incident did not cause any disruption in serving customers. She said the office averages about one angry customer per week.

“This is about the worst threat we’ve had since I’ve been here,” she said.

Fick was charged with disorderly conduct and is prohibited from going back to the DMV. Schenectady County sheriff’s Lt. Jason Temple said Fick was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear May 8 in Schenectady County Court.

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