Rensselaer man arrested after threatening Facebook post

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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. – A Facebook posting which threatened bodily
harm to an East Greenbush resident has landed a Rensselaer man in jail.

John W. Halacy, 23, of 2nd Street was arrested at his home
by city police who had an arrest warrant issued by East Greenbush Town Court.

The posting of malicious, life threatening messages or
intentions to inflict physical harm to others, is a crime under New York Penal
Law.

Halacy was charged with Aggravated Harassment 2nd-Degree,
after an investigation.

He was arraigned and remanded to county jail until bail is
posted. His case will be heard in town court on January 10.

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