A former Watervliet Arsenal Police Officer is arrested after officials say he threatened his estranged wife and her boyfriend who both work for the TSA. YNN's Maria Valvanis reports.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Just two days after a man was arrested for allegedly opening fire and killing a TSA officer at the Los Angeles International Airport, police in Albany had a scare of their own.
"A couple in Watervliet are going through a divorce. The wife is a transportation security officer at the airport and her boyfriend is a transportation security officer at the airport," said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
Police say around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, the estranged husband, Shane Murray, 25, began calling and texting his wife, and threatened to kill her boyfriend.
Apple said, "Basically he was indicating he would go to her work, which is obviously the airport. We were able to verify immediately he had a gun, the ex wife had seen the gun. "
Murray was a former Watervliet Arsenal Police Officer, and does have his pistol permit.
"We could not find him initially, we had no idea where he was," said Apple.
Hours after the threats were made police located and arrested Murray in the city of Troy, where they say he did have his gun on him.
"At no point did we get info indicating he was in fact going to the airport with the gun," Apple said.
Airport officials say they have no comment on the situation at this time, but police say they have been working with the TSA to increase security over the last few days.
Apple said, "We have heightened our visibility at the airport as a result of last weeks incident and were going to continue that for a while to basically give travelers piece of mind seeing deputies here."
Murray was charged with two counts of harassment. He was arraigned at the Town of Colonie Court, and released. He was also ordered to surrender his gun. He is expected back in court on November 20.