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Sheriff: Romulus man threatened officer with a baseball bat

A Romulus man is in custody after a chaotic incident played out in Seneca County on Monday, according to Sheriff Tim Luce.

Anthony J. Battisti, 33, of Romulus was charged with four counts of menacing a police officer and was arraigned in Ovid Town Court after a dramatic incident.

Sheriff Luce says Battisti had threatened to physically harm a third-party, who called 9-1-1, and also made threats about harming himself prior to law enforcement arriving on-scene.

When deputies made contact with Battisti at the front of the residence, things became heated. Luce says Battisti refused to comply with law enforcement’s orders and went back into his residence, then exited the front of the residence displaying a baseball bat and both physically and verbally threatened the officer’s at the scene.

He continued refusing to comply with the orders at which time a taser was displayed by deputies. At that point Battisti was taken into custody and charged.

He is being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.