Cops: Man menaced police with barbecue fork

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A Cutchogue man is under arrest after he threatened police officers with a large barbecue fork, Southold Town police said.

Authorities received a call about 9:30 a.m. Saturday about a man carrying a hammer and banging on doors at a home on Cox Lane.

Police arrived and found Robert Sullivan, 52, carrying a barbecue fork. Sullivan advanced on an officer, police said, and was ordered numerous times to drop the weapon.

Sullivan eventually complied and was placed under arrest, police said.

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He was found in possession of heroin, hypodermic needles and marijuana, police said.

Sullivan is charged with menacing and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Arraignment details were not immediately available.

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