A Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly harassing local police by calling them approximately 60 times in less than two hours.

Michael Ballard, of North Haven, Long Island, is facing multiples charges accusing him of calling police emergency phone lines 60 times in less than two hours, bothering dispatchers and making threats against officers, NBC New York reported, adding that police did not elaborate on what he said during the calls.

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Ballard allegedly called the Southampton Town Police repeatedly on Saturday night not to report an incident but rather to harass, WCAX reported, also stating that Ballard was arraigned Sunday on charges including obstructing governmental administration, aggravated harassment and resisting arrest.


Ballard has not yet indicated if he had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges, NBC added.