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Man from Springfield Arrested for Threatening Police Using “Finger Gun”

A man from Springfield is accused of threatening officers while robbing an area grocery store.

41-year-old Jerimiah Green is charged with second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and armed criminal action.

Police were called to the grocery store on West Commercial Sunday morning after an alarm went off. The store was not open at the time.

When they arrived, they found Green inside the store with a large knife after forcing his way in through the front door.

Officers attempted to negotiate with him, and asked him to drop the knife, which he refused.

He later told police to shoot him and even threw the knife at authorities to try and escalate the situation. He then told police he had a gun, and made a finger gun gesture at officers.

Police say they then went outside and formed a perimeter around the store before going back in and finding Green in the rafters of the building.

Once he was arrested, Green admitted to authorities that he was under the influence of meth.