Press Release – Domestic Violence Incident
At 9:53am HPD received a report that a woman had just been beaten up and threatened by her son at their Harry Howard Avenue residence in Hudson. It was also reported that he may be in possession of a handgun. HPD officers arrived within four minutes and were met at the door by the 18 year old son, who was quickly taken into custody without injury.
Detectives interviewed the mother who said her son broke through the door into her bedroom, grabbed her and threatened her with a knife and at one point displayed a handgun. Officers noted that she had suffered minor injuries to her wrist. The mother declined immediate treatment, and officers secured the residence.
Assisted by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, HPD Detectives applied for and received a search warrant for the house from County Court Judge Richard Koweek. Upon execution of the warrant Detectives discovered drug paraphernalia, ammunition, “brass knuckles”, a knife, and a fare gun that had been crudely modified to fire a single shotgun round.
The 18 year old male has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree (A misd), Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (A misd), and Menacing with a Weapon (A misd). He is currently being processed and will be arraigned in Hudson City Court.
As a precaution, Hudson City Schools went into a brief “shelter-in-place” given the proximity of the incident to school grounds. While the young man is a student in the district, no threats were ever made to any student, teacher, or staff member. Chief