An employee at Utica apartment complex is facing charges that he menaced a building tenant with a knife.

Utica Police say the incident happened at the Michael Walsh Apartments on Gray Ave. According to the complaint, the resident was involved in a verbal argument with the employee, David Zurek. When the tenant went to notify building administration, police the 45-year-old Zurek is alleged to have brandished a knife and pointed it at the victim.

Zurek has been changed with menacing, along with criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.  All arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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