A 17-year-old boy who threatened to shoot a police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday, and then fled, was arrested after an hour-long standoff in the Cattaraugus County Village of Portville, police reported.
Police Chief Vincent Pascale Jr. gave this account:
Patrolman Timothy O'Brocta had pulled over Anthony J. Wilson of Deer Creek Road after a minor traffic infraction on South Main Street. When O'Brocta approached the vehicle, Wilson threatened to shoot him with a handgun, then ran into a nearby apartment.
Wilson barricaded himself in the apartment with his teen-age girlfriend and an 8-month-old baby. Approximately an hour later -- at 11:15 a.m., he surrendered to police.
The teen was charged with resisting arrest, menacing, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. Following arraignment in Portville Village Court, he was sent to the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.