A Hudson Valley man is accused of calling local paramedics and telling them they were going to die.

On Thursday, 48-year-old Edward J. Chardavoyne of Saugerties was arrested following the investigation by the Saugerties police detective division regarding a threat made to paramedics and staff of Diaz Ambulance Service on Wednesday.

Chardavoyne called Diaz Ambulance repeatedly threatening the staff that he was going to go to their office and that staff members were going to die, police say.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, an off-duty Saugerties police officer spotted observed Chardavoyne at the Mountain View Market on Blue Mountain Road.

The officer knew Chardavoyne had an active warrant for his arrest and contacted on-duty officers to respond to make the arrest.

As patrols were en route, Chardavoyne began to leave the store. The off-duty officer stopped Chardavoyne, advising him that there was a warrant for his arrest. Chardavoyne then fled on foot across the street, police say.

A Saugerties Police K-9 unit was deployed and tracked Chardavoyne. He was charged with aggravated harassment and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

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