33-year-old Michael Gallo charged with aggravated menacing

Delaware State Police arrested a suspect on weapons charges after an incident in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at around 6:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the 17000 block of North Brandt Street for a report of a subject armed with a handgun. Troopers were informed that the subject, acting in a strange and erratic manner and displaying a firearm, had approached several residents. A perimeter was immediately established around the building and it was confirmed that the subject in question lived in a third-floor apartment. Residents of the second and third floors of the building were evacuated.

After a short while, the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Michael Gallo, exited his apartment wearing what was later identified to be a replica Ghostbusters “Proton Pack” strapped to his back.  Gallo was taken into custody without incident, and located inside of his apartment was a Ruger 9mm handgun. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Gallo was charged with three counts of aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He was later released on $24,000 unsecured bond.