A Peekskill man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning after he allegedly tried to impersonate a police officer and caused a bomb scare in the area of James and Main streets Wednesday.
Police arrested Jarrett Wright, 29, of Brown Street in Peekskill, and charged him with criminal impersonation, a felony. At about 5 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop at 5 p.m. on Main Street. During the stop, Wright allegedly tried to pass himself off as a police officer. He also had a BB gun that looked like a glock at the time of the stop.
Upon further investigation, police said they discovered a military style belt inside the vehicle that looked like it contained explosives.
The Westchester County bomb squad was called to the area and a police dog and K9 were brought to the area to determine if there were any explosive. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were also at the scene.
The area was closed off for more than an hour before authorities were informed that the belt didn't contain any explosives.