Saratoga County

Saratoga Sheriff: Maine man accused of weapons possession at Clifton Park motel

Michael J. McLaughlin - Saratoga County Sheriff (inset) file (background)

Michael J. McLaughlin - Saratoga County Sheriff (inset) file (background)

CLIFTON PARK – A man from Maine was arrested Thursday on felony weapons counts, accused of illegally possessing firearms at a Clifton Park motel, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.

Michael J. McLaughlin, 29, of West Enfield, Maine, was arrested early Thursday evening on two counts each of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, officials said.

Deputies initially responded to the La Quinta Inn and Suites on Route 9 in Clifton Park at about 5:20 p.m. for a report of someone walking around the motel with a firearm, officials said.

Deputies soon found the man, identified as McLaughlin, inside the motel and found him in possession of several weapons, officials said.

McLaughlin was arraigned and ordered held on $20,000 bail. He is to return to court later.


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It would be good for the public to know what his intentions and political affiliations (if any) were.

Will there be any follow-up?


Spending any time in Clifton Park will make you a little strange. Reports of an planned insurrection at the town hall were unfounded, however.

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