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Police: Man menaced officer with knife in Schenectady

Police: Man menaced officer with knife in Schenectady

Police: Man menaced officer with knife in Schenectady
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SCHENECTADY - A city man being taken into custody  on a mental health pickup order brandished a razor blade at an officer, authorities allege.

The officer gave the man several orders to drop the blade. He then walked away from officers and was taken into custody, according to police allegations filed in court. No injuries were reported.

Frankie M. Joseph, 40, of Union Street, was arrested and charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, along with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. Tuesday on Albany Street, near Craig Street, according to police allegations filed in court.

Joseph is accused of brandishing the silver razor blade toward city officer Berardino Mancino as Mancino attempted to take Joseph into custody on the pickup order, according to the allegations.

Mancino gave several verbal commands to Joseph to drop the blade, according to the allegations. Joseph then walked away from officers. The officers then took him into custody after a brief struggle, according to the allegations.

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