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State police: Man claims he was stopped on Route 49 by police impersonators

State Police is asking for the public's help with an incident that happened on Route 49 in Marcy on January 28.

Posted: Feb 16, 2020 10:26 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2020 10:15 AM

MARCY, N.Y. -- State police are asking for the public's help with an alleged criminal impersonation incident that happened on Route 49 in Marcy last month.

A man told police he was pulled over on Route 49 at 5:20 p.m. on Jan 28. He told troopers he didn't recognize the vehicle, but saw flashing blue lights in the windshield and pulled over.

He says two men got out of the car in black coats and black hats, and appeared to be in their mid 20's, about six feet tall. 

He said they walked over to his car, asked him to get out and go to the rear of the vehicle and sit on his knees, while one of the men searched the car.

He says the second man took a Q-tip, swabbed his mouth and told him he could leave.

Investigators are askinganyone who may have been traveling on State Route 49 between the City of Rome and the City of Utica, more the Marcy/Floyd area, between the hours of 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 and may have witnessed this incident to contact state police at Troop D Headquarters in Oneida 315-366-6000.

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