FISHKILL – The threat of an active shooter at the Gap Distribution Center campus on Thursday was the result of a prior domestic incident between two coworkers. Nineteen-year-old Dayvon Battle, who was named as the suspect, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of breathing for the prior domestic with his girlfriend/coworker.
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State Police say that Battle and his girlfriend had been involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot of the Gap warehouse. Several coworkers intervened when they allegedly saw Battle choking the female.
After being separated, Battle allegedly walked toward the trunk of his vehicle and made a statement causing the coworkers to fear he had a weapon. The coworkers fled the area.
Battle left Fishkill and traveled north to Hyde Park while police from several agencies were looking for his vehicle. After he left, the girlfriend called the police and reported that Battle threatened to return with his “AR” and begin shooting in the warehouse.
The subject was located by State Police in Hyde Park and taken into custody. At the time, an “AR” style rifle was found in his possession and seized as evidence.
Battle was arraigned on the misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of breathing for the altercation in the parking lot. He was issued a temporary restraining order and released with an appearance ticket. He is due to appear in the Village of Fishkill Justice Court on December 19.
The State Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the troopers at 845-677-7300 and refer to incident number 11154143.