Man arrested for making terrorist threat at  New York Air National Guard — Joint Force Headquarters


New York Army National Guard leaders stretch before the Army Combat Test on April 27, 2019 at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, N.Y. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer)

Lauren Stanforth

Times Union, Albany, N.Y.

Jul. 26—COLONIE — State Police have charged a 20-year-old man who allegedly made a threat while at the New York Air National Guard — Joint Force Headquarters in Latham Saturday, and had an illegally-possessed semi-automatic rifle and magazines with a capacity of over ten rounds at his home, police said.

At 1:47 p.m. Saturday, State Police said they were contacted by a soldier at the guard base who became concerned by the man. Officers said the man, Thomas Greene, of Colonie, made a terroristic threat while on the property on Old Niskayuna Road.

State Police said they then searched Greene’s residence, and seized an illegally-possessed rifle, shotgun and five illegal magazines. Police said Greene has an active order of protection that prevents him from legally possessing a firearm.

Greene was charged with making a terroristic threat and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the suspect was at the base.

State Police Monday said Greene was sent to the Albany County jail awaiting arraignment in town of Colonie court.


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