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Police defuse gun threat report in Rockland

By Stephen Betts | May 13, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Police respond May 13 to a report of a gun threat on Ocean Street in Rockland.

Rockland — Police were able to defuse an incident Wednesday evening, May 13, on Ocean Street where there was a report of a gun threat.

The Rockland Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office responded at around 7:30 p.m. to the residence.

Police Chief Christopher Young said no charges resulted. He said the initial report was that two men were having an argument and one person said he was going to kill the other person and made reference to a gun.

Officers responded and had their guns drawn because of concerns that a weapon was involved, the chief said.

The two parties were separated. A gun was removed from the residence.

Police police cleared the scene after 8 p.m.

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Comments (5)
Posted by: James Clinton Leach | May 16, 2020 02:16

Francis doesn’t like renters / tenants .

Posted by: jen chapman | May 14, 2020 13:41

Mr Mazzeo - The incident happened on the other side of the street.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 14, 2020 11:35

Violence isn't the answer. This particular address on Ocean St always has a vehicle blocking the sidewalk. This tells me the tenants have no regard for anyone but themselves. So why would waving a gun at someone surprise me...It doesn't.

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | May 14, 2020 10:03

It appears to me that crime is really at a new low. Could be wrong. Mr. Betts would have to ask law enforcement about that. It would be interesting to know.   Seems to me that overall the interaction with people has improved through this since it isn't easy for anyone. We all have a common goal: Do the best with what we have to work with.   For some of us that ain't much.

Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | May 14, 2020 09:52

This is just the beginning folks.  When all the money runs out tensions are high.  Family's stuck inside for two months with no work no school and no money start getting real irritated with one another and just about anyone they come in touch with.  We need to get this economy started, people back to work and money flowing again, or you'll be reading more stories like this one.

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