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Police: Drunk man waved handgun around Buffalo convenience store

A Buffalo man is accused of threatening customers with a loaded revolver inside a Seneca Street convenience store on Tuesday night, according to a police report.

Dolphus Cole Jr., 69, of Kamper Avenue, displayed a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson and threatened shoppers in the Buz-N-Bee grocery, 2097 Seneca, around 6:40 p.m., according to the report. Cole was found to be "strongly" under the influence of alcohol, the report said.

Cole was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing. He was being held in the Erie County Holding Center early Wednesday afternoon.

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