Loaded Rifle Seized After JC Man Threatens Neighbor
A Johnson City man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a neighbor.
Authorities say 62-year-old Dennis Zurn of 68 St. Charles Street was charged with second-degree menacing after the incident early Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called to investigate a disturbance in which a man reportedly threatened someone with an AK-47.
Officers secured the home on St. Charles Street and obtained a search warrant. Once inside, police say they found a loaded rifle and a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun. They also discovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a 7mm rifle.
Police seized several high-capacity magazines for the rifle. They said the gun was modeled after an AK-style rifle.
In addition to menacing, Zurn was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Zurn was arraigned in Johnson City village court and sent to Broome County Jail.
This story was corrected to reflect updated information from police: "The initial report that officers responded to was reportedly an AK-47. Officers recovered a civilian rifle modeled after an AK style rifle."
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