Police: Brick-wielding suspect released after allegedly damaging Albany cop cars, station

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A man accused of wielding a brick at Albany Police’s South Station headquarters – smashing doors, windows, and windshields on police vehicles and the building before being restrained by officers – was free again later in the day.

Laquan Brown, 24, tossed a brick into the front door at South Station, around mid-morning on Tuesday, police said.

He then picked up the brick, headed to the police parking lot and took out his rage on a couple of squad cars, smashing windshields on two vehicles, and the back window on a third unmarked SUV. This was all captured on surveillance video.

Several officers rushed out the building to slap handcuffs on Brown.

He is charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

Brown was previously arrested on August 18, charged with threatening to do the damage he did on Tuesday. He was given a mental health evaluation after that threat and released.

Brown appeared before City Court Judge Josh Farrel on Tuesday afternoon as Assistant District Attorney

Taylor Cupp read to the court what Brown is alleged to have done Tuesday, and a prior criminal mischief conviction from 2021.

Brown was ordered released after Tuesday’s hearing – with an ankle monitor.

NewsChannel 13 will keep following this story, and bring you any updates on our later newscasts and on WNYT.com.