Police: Schenectady man poured gasoline, threatened wife; Faces attempted arson, contempt counts


SCHENECTADY – A city man poured gasoline and threatened his wife while also violating an order of protection earlier this month, authorities said.

Bryan Pallone, 35, of Schenectady, was charged last week with second-degree attempted arson, a felony, along with other charges. 

Pallone is accused of pouring the gasoline on clothes at the residence he shared with his wife just before 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 and telling her, “I’m going to blow this place up and kill you,” according to allegations filed in court.

He also faces one count of first-degree criminal contempt in connection with the incident, accused of violating an order of protection.

Police arrested Pallone Aug. 9. He faces one count of resisting arrest related to that, accused of attempting to escape arrest through multiple windows.

He allegedly then barricaded himself in the bathroom and attempted to escape through the ceiling before he was arrested.

Pallone also faces charges for shoving the woman and throwing her to the ground and injuring her on Aug. 7, according to court records.

Pallone was arraigned and ordered held on more than $35,000 bail. He remained in custody Tuesday.

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