Dunkirk Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Threatening Officers With Knife

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DUNKIRK – A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly threatening police officers with a knife in Dunkirk over the weekend.

The City of Dunkirk Police Department says officers attempted to stop Juan Resto Jr. for outstanding warrants in the area of East Second Street and Washington Avenue on Saturday.

It is alleged that Resto Jr., who was riding a bicycle at the time, threw the bike at officers and then fled the area.

A foot pursuit ensued, and officers say during the chase Resto Jr. turned around, produced a large knife and then held it up in a “menacing manner” towards officers.

Police then tased Resto Jr. and took him into custody without further incident or injury.

Resto Jr. was booked on two outstanding warrants for fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was additionally charged with felony menacing a police officer, felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and four counts of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.


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