East Greenbush man charged with reporting false incident

An East Greenbush man is facing a misdemeanor charge for falsely reporting an incident.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office says Mark Simmons told them via email a specific individual was carrying a loaded handgun to work along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and the person was going to shoot people at their place of employment.

An investigation revealed the information was false.

Simmons was released on an appearance ticket.