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  • Corning police: Man shattered window of cruiser with slingshot

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  • A Corning man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly shooting out the rear windshield of a city police cruiser with a slingshot from the window of a Bridge Street apartment.
    Philip B. McArthur, 42, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief, according to the Corning Police Department.
    A city police officer was driving down Bridge Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday when his rear window was shattered. The officer initially thought he may have been fired at with a gun, police say.
    Other city police officers responded to the scene, along with New York State Police, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the Corning Fire Department.
    McArthur was apprehended a short time later in his apartment on Bridge Street.
    McArthur was arraigned Friday in Corning City Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail in Bath without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Corning City Court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    He has a lengthy criminal history, police say.
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