Brighton man charged with domestic terrorism after throwing explosive devices at police

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BRIGHTON — A 64-year-old man from Brighton is facing multiple charges following an incident that took place last night.

Police say they were investigating a series of reports on Gideon’s Mill Road in Brighton at around 11:35 p.m.

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According to police, at this time Avery Buchman, of Brighton, ignited an incendiary device at a home that was placed near a propane tank, a parked vehicle, and adjacent to their occupied dwelling.

Police arrived and encountered Buchman as he returned to the residence, and say he fled back to his home.

He refused to submit to arrest and barricaded himself at the property.

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Police say Buchman exited the home several times brandishing a firearm, and ultimately throwing explosive devices at responding troopers.

The troopers on scene engaged in extensive attempts to de-escalate the situation, deploying a less-lethal device which resulted in Buchman being taken into custody.

He was transported to North Country Hospital as a precaution.

He was ordered held without bail and lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

He is due in court tomorrow to answer the charges of domestic terrorism, aggravated assault, assault on law enforcement, possession of fireworks, arson 3rd degree, resisting arrest, unlawful mischief, and noise in the nighttime.

Police are still investigating this incident.

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