Saratoga County

Police: Greenfield man pointed pellet gun at Saratoga County deputies


GREENFIELD — A 22-year-old town man faces a felony and two misdemeanor charges after he pointed what appeared to be a handgun — later determined to be a pellet gun — at two Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies, police said. 

Leonardo A. O’Donnell, 22, of Brookview Mobile Home Park on state Route 9N, was arrested on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Deputies were called Friday at 8:16 a.m. to the vicinity of the mobile home park for a report of a man walking along the road carrying a handgun.

Shortly after officers arrived in the area, they said the man was located walking near the mailboxes of the mobile home park, holding what appeared to be a silver handgun. O’Donnell is alleged to have pointed the handgun at the deputies, and initially refused verbal commands to drop the gun. He eventually complied with the officer’s commands and dropped the handgun, which was then determined to be a realistic-looking pellet gun. He was taken into custody without incident.

There were no injuries, and O’Donnell was released without bail. State police assisted at the scene, deputies said.

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