17 March 2023
 Major Dennis J. Schager
 Troop G Commander

On March 16, 2023, State Police of Clifton Park arrested Brendan J. Ryder, 28, of Cohoes, NY, for Making a Terroristic Threat and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

On March 15, 2023, at about 2:30 p.m., Troopers responded to a childcare center in Clifton Park, NY, for a report of a bomb threat. The investigation determined Ryder called the center and stated, “bomb threat.” The staff at the center activated their well-developed emergency response plan and removed the children and staff from the building to a safe location. The building was searched with the assistance of K9 officers and found to be safe. No one was injured during the incident, and no explosive materials were located.

Ryder was processed at SP Clifton Park. He was arraigned at the Clifton Park Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility without bail. 

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