Police: Great Neck man damaged neighbor’s property with pellet rifle; arrested following standoff
A Great Neck man is facing multiple charges after he damaged his neighbor’s property with a pellet rifle on Friday and engaged in a standoff with police.
Authorities say Mitchell Levy used a black pellet rifle to fire at windows of a neighbor's home on Somerset Drive South. He also went to a second house, where he shot at glass windows and damaged property.
"It's a very scary situation, it really is," says neighbor Michael Rabinowitz.
For several hours the University Gardens community was placed on lockdown. Levy was later taken into custody.
Attorney Greg Grizopoulos told News 12 that "Mitch is addressing his mental health illness along with the strong support of his family. Our number one priority is getting him the help that he needs."
Mitchell Levy was charged with charged with criminal mischief, menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
No one was hurt during Friday's incident. Levy is due back in court on Jan. 30.
Grizopoulos told News 12 that Levy was arrested again Sunday afternoon at his home. Details surrounding that arrest were not yet made available.