Two Pittsfield men charged in separate gun threats

Two Pittsfield men are facing charges after separate incidents involving threats with weapons.

On Sunday just after 3 p.m., Pittsfield Police officers responded to 65 Columbus Ave. for a reported assault involving a firearm. Investigators spoke with the victim who told police that he had been threatened, according to a news release.

As a result of the investigation, police charged 59-year-old Michael Barnes with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. Officers recovered a loaded Walther .380 handgun.

Later that same evening, just after 5 p.m. officers were dispatched to Cumberland Farms located at 154 First St. for a disturbance. A caller reported that a man had just made a threat regarding a firearm.

Police investigated and 19-year-old Tristan Kalinowski-Barnett was charged with firearms offenses.