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Troopers: Camillus man brought loaded assault weapon to Skaneateles wedding after being asked to leave, disarmed by guests before police arrive

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State police arrested a Camillus man on several felony charges after he brought a loaded assault weapon to a wedding reception in Skaneateles.


The incident took place on Stump Road, according to troopers, who say they were flagged down by several individuals who had suspect, later identified as Christopher Kallfelz, 46, restrained after bringing a loaded assault weapon to that location.

Troopers say investigation revealed that Kallfelz, who was present at a wedding attended by approximately 150 people, became highly intoxicated and involved himself in various verbal and physical altercations throughout the afternoon, including forcibly touching four female wedding guests.

As result of that behavior, he was asked to leave.

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However, shortly after leaving the wedding – Kallfelz returned with an Anderson AM-15 assault rifle in his possession.He then walked up the driveway in an aggressive manner, inserting a 30-round magazine loaded with .556 ammunition into his assault weapon and cycling the bolt action.

Members of the wedding felt threatened and became fearful that Mr. Kallfelz was preparing to shoot and kill the attendees of the wedding.

The defendant was disarmed and secured by several attendees while police were contacted.

Kallfelz has been charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of a weapon, a felony count of making a terroristic threat, as well as four counts of forcible touching and one count of aggravated DWI.

He was held at the Onondaga County Jail pending arraignment.