A Johnson City man is facing felony charges after he allegedly pounded on his neighbor’s door with a hammer.

Village Police say they found 44 year old John Miller in a stairwell of the apartment building on Main Street at around 11 p.m. Saturday with a hammer in his hand.

When officers ordered Miller to put the hammer down, he refused, raised the tool and came at the officers.  A shot of pepper spray had little effect. Then an officer used a Tazer to subdue Miller.

Miller allegedly had also threatened one of the residents of the apartment building with the hammer.

Miller is charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, felony menacing a police officer and misdemeanor counts of menacing and resisting arrest.

He was sent to the Broome County Jail.

Police say Miller had a prior conviction for a weapons charge.


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