Colonie Police Department officers have successfully neutralized an armed man who was threatening people at Walmart, a little more than an hour after being released on bond.
Daquan Forehand went shopping with a relative at a Walmart in Colonie shortly after he posted a cash bond and there, “he suddenly grabbed the pellet rifle from the store clerk and ran through the store into the parking lot.”
“Colonie Police received multiple 911 calls reporting an individual with a rifle running near the Wal-Mart store at 800 Loudon Road.”
“This individual, while running to various locations in that vicinity, pointed this weapon at multiple victims, and attempted to steal vehicles from at least 2 victims,” police said in a statement of the Wednesday incident.
“These calls initiated a large-scale response from the Colonie Police Department, and the individual was quickly located on Route 9, under the Latham Traffic Circle overpass. After a brief struggle, the defendant was safely detained. Multiple Officers sustained minor injuries (scrapes and bruising) while taking him into custody.”
The statement concluded: “The individual was brought to Albany Medical Center for a physical/mental evaluation, but at this time does not appear to be injured. He will be formally charged upon this release from the hospital. No civilians were injured during this incident.”
The involved officers were credited with remaining “calm” and being able to detain Forehand without using excessive force.