Posted at: 08/19/2012 11:14 PM
By: by Beth Wurtmann
GLENVILLE - With a suspect still on the loose, and police searching for clues, Robert Flagg and his girlfriend stood in the yard of this apartment house at 248 Alplaus Avenue, still shaken.
It all started in the middle of the night, when Flagg says he tried to break up a domestic argument between other tenants, and things took a turn for the worse.
Flagg says, “I was standing on the steps yelling at him. And he was yelling at me. And the next thing I know, he's got a pistol in my face.”
When the tenant took off they called 911. Police say they chased the suspect in the woods, and thought he ran back into the house.
Flagg’s girlfriend, Christine Leabo told us, “We had to call 911 again and pretty much wait for the SWAT team to get him out, but he was never in there to begin with.”
The house was cordoned off as a Schenectady SWAT team threw in tear gas, storming the home but finding it empty. So police widened their search.
As Lieutenant Rick Conley, of the Glenville police explains, “we did search the area for the vehicle, we didn't find it in the immediate area. But we did keep the BOLO out for surrounding agencies, and one of the surrounding agencies did find him.
State police finally located 27 year old Zachery Breglia in the Town of Ballston, taking him into custody, charging him with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child who was in the house. His minivan was also towed for investigation. The end to nine tense hours when Robert Flagg says he worried about their safety.
“It's crazy it shouldn't have happened. People like that shouldn't be allowed to get guns. Somebody needs to be behind bars, honestly.”