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Shirtless Montgomery Man Charged With Threatening Police, Family

The Montgomery Police Department charged a man with several counts after a domestic dispute that ended with the suspect threatening officers.
The Montgomery Police Department charged a man with several counts after a domestic dispute that ended with the suspect threatening officers. Photo Credit: Montgomery Police Department

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. – An apparently suicidal Montgomery man is facing several charges after threatening police following a domestic dispute, police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call on Monday to find Steven Garcia, 39, on the front porch of his home shirtless and bloodied from an apparent self-inflicted wound. Garcia was shouting at his family and turned his ire toward police. He began waving a knife at them and telling them to shoot him, authorities said.

When responders commanded Garcia to drop the knife and surrender, he threatened to "take them out" if they didn't leave. Officers were forced to use projectile rounds and TASERs to subdue Garcia, police said.

An investigation revealed the incident began with a domestic dispute between Garcia and his family. Garcia, who was taken to the hospital for treatment, has an active order of protection against him for a previous domestic incident, Montgomery Police said.

Garcia was charged with manacing an officer, criminal contempt, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, obstruction, harassment and disorderly conduct.

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