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An Auburn man was arrested Sunday evening for threatening another man with a hammer, the Auburn Police Department said. 

Auburn Deputy Police Chief Roger Anthony said that at around 6 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the area of 132 Park Place for reports of a fight in the street. Police learned that 27-year-old Ryan Scott Kelsey had threatened a man with a hammer. 

Citing the victim's impact statement, Anthony said a 44-year-old man had observed a fight in progress and tried to break it up. At that point, Kelsey allegedly threatened the man with a hammer. 

Kelsey was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, and second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor. Anthony said the weapons charge was upgraded to a felony due to a prior conviction for resisting arrest in February 2016. 

Kelsey was arraigned Monday in Auburn City Court and released from Cayuga County Jail pending his next court appearance. 

Staff writer Megan Blarr can be reached at (315) 282-2282 or Follow her on Twitter @CitizenBlarr. 


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