No bail for man who caused lockdown at Berkshire Medical Center

Prosecutors say Dylan Ducharme was going to confront ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

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Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield is seen here in a WWLP file image.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man who prompted a lockdown at a hospital when he was seen in the area allegedly firing a gun in the air has been held without bail.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Dylan Ducharme pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and several firearms charges in connection with the weekend incident. No one was hurt.

Suspect arrested after shooting near Berkshire Medical Center; lockdown lifted

Authorities say the 20-year-old Ducharme was on his way to confront his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend at around noon Saturday when he was spotted on the campus of Berkshire Medical Center, prompting the lockdown. He also allegedly pointed the gun at three people.

Ducharme says he brandished the gun because he felt threatened. His lawyer argued for $2,500 bail, saying his client denies pointing the gun at anyone.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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