Police: Man menaced officers with knife in Schenectady

He faces two felonies

SCHENECTADY – A city man menaced city officers with a knife last week as they attempted to arrest him on a parole warrant, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Glen Campbell, 41, of Hamilton Street, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with two counts of menacing a police officer, a felony. 

Campbell is accused of brandishing a silver knife at both state parole officers and the city police officers brought into assist them as they arrested him on a warrant in an office at 728 State St. around 4 p.m. last Thursday.

Officers gave several commands for Campbell to drop the knife, according to police allegations filed in court. While the allegations did not address what Cambpell subsequently did with the knife, they did indicated that he was taken into custody after a brief struggle. 

In addition to the two felony counts, Campbell also faces one misdemeanor count each of resisting arrest and weapons possession.

Both state and newspaper records show that Campbell was initially sentenced in 2007 to 15 years in prison on burglary and attempted burglary charges following a series of incidents in Schenectady County.  

Records show that he was released to parole supervision in June and was to remain under supervision until 2024. 

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