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Police: Long Island ferry passenger arrested after death threats

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A Long Island man was arrested Thursday in Connecticut with a loaded gun on a ferry after he allegedly threatened to kill people in New York and Massachusetts.

Shawn Douglas, 43, of Southampton, was arrested as the Cross Sound Ferry docked in New London, Conn., on Thursday afternoon. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, beach of peace and possession of marijuana, officials said.

New London Police said they received information from state troopers in New York that Douglas was initially wanted for allegedly threatening and menacing someone with a firearm in Southampton earlier Thursday before he allegedly hopped aboard the Cross Sound Ferry in Orient Point headed to Connecticut.

Authorities said he had threatened to kill someone in New York and then told his family members he was going to Massachusetts to murder a relative. According to police, they had information that Douglas may have been in possession of an automatic weapon. Cops said he was found to be in possession of a loaded gun when he was arrested.

Police officials in Connecticut say Douglas will likely face additional charges on Long Island.



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