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Police: Dunkirk man threatened coworkers w/gun

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 08:36:56-04

A Dunkirk man is facing charges after police say he showed up to work with a handgun and threatened his coworkers.

City of Dunkirk Police say 41-year-old Rolando Rivera-Santos went to work at a local manufacturing plant Wednesday morning and threatened the employees there.  Police arrived just after 5:00 a.m. and confronted him.  When they searched him they say they found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his back pocket.

Rivera-Santos was arrested and taken into custody.  Police say he is a convicted felon and isn't allowed to have a gun.  He's facing criminal possession charges as well as a menacing charge.

He'll be arraigned in Dunkirk City Court.