Port man’s alleged threat clears Town Hall


A Port Washington man been accused of causing an evacuation of North Hempstead Town Hall after allegedly threatening to shoot out the building’s windows, police said.

Police said Michael Olson, 59, called the town’s 311 line at 10:39 a.m. angered over town workers removing trees from his home at 15 Revere Road and threatened retaliation by shooting the windows out of Town Hall with a shotgun.

In response to the call, North Hempstead Town Deputy Supervisor Chris Senior ordered Town Hall to be evacuated, temporarily causing business to stop, police said.

Olson was arrested at his home a few hours after the call by Nassau County and Port Washington police. Olson has been charged with making a terroristic threat and was arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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