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Glenville police have arrested a townsman for allegedly trying to attack his two Clifton Park teenagers with a hatchet, according to reports.

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GLENVILLE — A 41-year-old Glenville man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly attempted to attack two teenage mountain bikers with a hatchet on the Hemlock Hollow nature trail.

The Daily Gazette and WTEN Channel 10 reported that Glenville Police received a call at around 1.57pm saying the man allegedly swung the hatchet at an 18- and 19-year-old from Clifton Park and also shot their dirt bikes with a .22 caliber revolver. The teenagers were not injured, but one of the dirt bikes was damaged by the hatchet and a bullet, police told the Daily Gazette.

Police conducted a search of the area near the Indian Kill Preserve and the suspect was arrested after answering the door and matches the given description of the suspect, police told WTEN Channel 10. Police searched his home and found the handgun along with several other weapons.

The man was charged with attempted assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, criminal mischief and threatening, police said.

Police also told WTEN 10 that the suspect was angry and fuming at the victims for destroying nature.

Police also said the suspect was arraigned and held in the Schenectady County Jail without bond. He will return to Glenville Municipal Court on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

A Times Union phone call to Glenville police was not immediately returned Monday.

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