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​Poughkeepsie police: Man who pointed replica gun at officers disarmed, hospitalized

Police say officers were responding to a parking complaint on Smith Street when the individual approached them.

News 12 Staff

Jun 16, 2024, 3:50 PM

Updated 35 days ago

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A man who asked to be shot and pointed a gun at Poughkeepsie police officers Friday was hospitalized for a mental health check.
Police say officers were responding to a parking complaint on Smith Street when the individual approached them.
He began to walk away after a brief conversation and requested that the officers shoot him in the back.
As he continued to walk, he pointed an object that appeared to be a handgun at the officers.
Police proceeded to apprehend and disarm him. They determined that the object he had pointed was a replica gun.
Authorities say the man has been charged with menacing and obstructing governmental administration.


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