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Penn Yan teen tased twice after threatening officer with knife, standoff

Authorities say it took two taser shots, and multiple officers from two law enforcement agencies to end a standoff after a trespassing complaint in Penn Yan.

Police say Michael Brown, 19, of Penn Yan was arrested early-Wednesday after a complaint on East Main Street in the village.

Officers were called to the scene for the report of a person trespassing at a residence and refusing to leave.

Upon law enforcement’s arrival, Brown displayed a knife and requested to be shot. Additional officers and deputies from the Yates County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to assist.

A short stand-off ensued, while officers did attempt to deescalate the situation. A deputy was able to use a taser on Brown to subdue him. However, a second taser was needed by a Penn Yan police officer.

Brown was taken into custody and the knife was secured. He was charged with menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of alcohol.

Brown was held pending arraignment and will appear in village court at a later date.

Police say neither Brown nor any officers were injured in the incident.


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