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Man Charged with Threatening Children

Guilford Police were called to the town green  Wednesday afternoon after receiving a 9-1-1 call  about a man  the caller said was screaming, yelling and threatening children gathered on the green after an early dismissal from school.

Witnesses  said  50 year old  Brendan Garvey  of Madison  implied he had a gun and made gestures to mimic  the loading and pointing of a pistol.It was also reported Garvey  told the children  he may have a bomb in his backpack.

When police located Garvey, they found  he did not have  a gun, just a cellphone and a silver pen type  tire guage.No explosives were found.

Garvey is charged wth Threatening, Risk of Injury  to   Minor and Breach of Peace.

He was  sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation.


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