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Police: Man Brandishes Knife, Screwdriver In Cortlandt Domestic Incident

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A drunken fight in Cortlandt involving a suspect wielding a screwdriver as a weapon has led to multiple charges for a Westchester County man, state police said.

New York State troopers were dispatched to Arlington Court on Tuesday, Sept. 19, where there were reports of a domestic dispute between two people involving a knife.

Upon arrival, troopers reported that both parties were intoxicated and had already suffered minor wounds. An investigation into the domestic incident determined that 45-year-old Cortlandt resident Douglas Hovasapian had menaced his victim using both a screwdriver and a knife as a threat.

Hovasapian was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of menacing with a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon. Following arraignment, Hovasapian was released on his own recognizance and is due back in the Town of Cortlandt Justice Court to answer the charges on Thursday.

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