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Two charged with making terroristic threats in Schenectady

Two charged with making terroristic threats in Schenectady

The cases involve unrelated threats to a bank and social services.
Two charged with making terroristic threats in Schenectady
James R. Green, left, and Timothy Smith, right
Photographer: Schenectady County Jail (insets); Shutterstock (background)

SCHENECTADY — Two men have been charged with making terroristic threats in separate incidents in Schenectady.

In both cases, the men threatened to shoot people because the men were dissatisfied with the service they received, according to police allegations filed in court.

Timothy Smith, 57, of Scotia, was charged Thursday with one count of making a terroristic threat, a felony, after employees at Key Bank on State Street called police, according to court documents.

Smith allegedly threatened to return to the bank to "shoot up the place," and police arrested him shortly afterward.

Smith's case is pending, but prosecutors have decided to pursue the case in Schenectady City Court as a misdemeanor, rather than sending the case to county court for prosecution as a felony charge, prosecutor Nicolaus Brooks-McDonald said.

In the other case, James R. Green, 33, homeless, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 29 with making a terroristic threat and criminal trespass. 

Green was accused of threatening to shoot up the Schenectady County Department of Social Services building just before 2:30 p.m. that day, after he became unhappy with the service there, according to police.

Green's case also remained in City Court, where he pleaded guilty last week to third-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, and received 30 days in jail, Brooks-McDonald said.

 

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