According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, a Utica man was arrested after a Deputy reporting for work, encountered a male threatening to pull a gun in the employee parking lot.

At about 0825am, Fernando P. Guantero, 48 homeless, was walking in the employee parking lot towards the County Office Building

Guantero, was shirtless and screaming obscenities about pulling a gun and shooting people.

The Off Duty Deputy, reporting to the Sheriffs Security Unit, followed Guantero, monitoring his actions, while awaiting assistance from on duty Deputies.

As another county employee, drove past, Guantero, in the parking lot, he switched his attention to the motorist, who was parking.

Guantero, then rushed the motorist threatening him as he tried to exit the vehicle.

Deputies intervened and detained Guantero, it was determined he did not have a firearm.

A location in the City also associated with Guantero, was searched by Deputies for a firearm with negative results.

Guantero was charged with Physical Menace a class B misdemeanor, and Harassment a violation on behalf of the motorist.

Deputies also charged Guantero with Disorderly Conduct a violation.

Because of New York Bail Reform Laws, Guantero was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Utica City Court.