A 60-year-old man is accused of threatening to beat another man near his home with a hammer.

On Friday just before 4 p.m., 60-year-old Anthony Messina of Saugerties was charged with menacing by Saugerties police.

Messina is accused of confronting a man on his block, producing a hammer and threatening to beat the man with the hammer.

Messina was taken into custody at the scene and the hammer was seized by officers, police say. He was released by the court upon the issuance of a Stay Away Order of Protection on behalf of the victim.

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