Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Fire & Rescue News

-2

NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

NY Fire Chief and Firefighter Busted in Pedestrian Gun Threat

Stock Photo

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

March 10, 2010

NEW YORK – A Long Island town’s fire chief and a New York City firefighter were arrested Tuesday for brandishing guns while threatening a pedestrian, officials said.

Michael Charles, the Hempstead fire chief, held a handgun on his hip while Brian Schuck, an eight-year-FDNY veteran, toted a shotgun when they harassed a man walking down a Hempstead street Sunday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

Charles and Schuck, who were in an official Hempstead Fire Department SUV, detained the man for a few minutes before letting him flee.

It was not clear why they targeted that victim, police said.

Schuck – who was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for assault – and Charles surrendered to authorities Tuesday.

A third suspect was still being sought, police said.

Schuck, who works at Ladder 111 in Brooklyn, was immediately suspended without pay, FDNY officials said.


Recent Activity

Img_0184_max30
prempokhrel18 received the quiz result of "Airport Firefighter", about 16 hours ago.
Img_0184_max30
prempokhrel18 gave a thumbs up to The Article "The Age Factor", about 17 hours ago.
1511798_464215850344958_1566670560_n_max30
265mvfd reviewed the product: "Firefighter Rescue And Survival", 1 day ago.
1511798_464215850344958_1566670560_n_max30
265mvfd joined the group "Patch Collecting", 1 day ago.
1511798_464215850344958_1566670560_n_max30
265mvfd joined the group "Firefighters that dip Copenhagen", 1 day ago.