A 57-year-old Peekskill man employed by the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan is scheduled to appear in Peekskill city court next week after he allegedly menaced police with a loaded rifle Friday.
Roy Spangenberger, 57, of Peekskill, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with menacing a police officer, a felony.
At 1:30 a.m, Peekskill police said they responded to Spangenberger’s home to investigate a noise complaint. Police stood at the door for several minutes and tried to get Spangenberger to answer.
Spangenberger eventually answered the door while carrying a rifle. Police ran for cover and ordered Spangenberger to drop the rifle, but he refused and went back inside.
Spangenberger surrendered himself after negotiators convinced him to come outside voluntarily. He was taken into custody and transported to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow for a psychiatric evaluation.
Police arrested Spangenberger upon his release. He was arraigned and sent to Westchester County Jail without bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 9.
Police confirmed that Spangenberger is employed by Indian Point. Indian Point officials were unavailable for comment Tuesday evening.