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Man pointed fake gun, St. Albans police say

By By Staff reports

Police arrested a Cross Lanes man after he allegedly pointed a realistic-looking airsoft handgun at people on Monday.

Jon A. Sirianni, 19, was charged in St. Albans Municipal Court with breach of peace and later posted bail.

At about 12:25 p.m., a pizza delivery driver called 911 to report he was behind an SUV in which a passenger had brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the driver’s head, according to a news release issued by St. Albans Police Capt. James Agee.

St. Albans Police Patrolman Dwight Meadows later found the SUV and got behind it, allegedly witnessing Sirianni sticking the item out the window and pointing it at a man riding a bike. Meadows stopped the SUV and ordered everyone out at gunpoint, according to the release.

Police discovered that the gun was an airsoft handgun with the red safety indicator removed. The gun is so realistic, according to the release, that it carries the name of a handgun manufacturer on one side.

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