52-year-old Verona man charged after stand-off


TOWN OF VERONA — The 52-year-old man charged early Friday morning in Verona was taken into custody following a 10-hour stand-off that started with a BB gun, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said Brian A. Hinton, of 5333 Broad St., was in an argument with a neighbor at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday regarding Hinton shooting a BB gun. Troopers said Hinton pointed the BB gun at his neighbor, prompting the neighbor to fear for his safety and call 9-1-1.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they said Hinton refused to come out of his home and would only talk through a window. State police remained on the scene throughout the night talking to Hinton, until he was taken into custody without incident shortly before 5 a.m. Friday.

Hinton is charged with one count of second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, troopers said. He is scheduled to appear in Town Court.


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