A tense situation was luckily thwarted by authorities, leading to the arrest of a Hudson Valley man. It appears the man became angry after speaking on the phone with a social service caseworker the morning of March 4. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office says the incident then escalated from there, as the suspect threatened to blow up the social services building. There aren't too many details as of now exactly why the man became enraged, or what lead him to allegedly make the threat.

The Ulster County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook that the 47-year-old suspect threatened to blow up the building after a phone conversation with an employee of the county. The Kingston man was arrested for the felony of Making a Terroristic Threat and the misdemeanor of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree.

The suspect was arraigned in the Town of Ulster Court and released on his own recognizance.

In Other News...

You may remember this off-the-wall story from earlier this year? One picky eater learned the hard way to never piss off the chef. WBNG says that a 27-year-old man was charged after he allegedly beat another man with a metal skillet. Police say he even hit him so hard, and with such force, that the handle broke clear off. What set this New Jersey man into such a rage? According to officials, potatoes.

Police say that the suspect was frying potatoes in hot oil on January 23 when the alleged incident went down. We're not quite sure if this was some old family recipe, or the suspect had dreams of entering the TV show Chopped, but the fact that the 32-year-old Pennsylvania man turned down his prized potatoes really didn't sit well with him. Police later found the suspect barefoot on a nearby road. Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect is facing a number of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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