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When we serve papers, most process servers have in the back of their heads that maybe the person we are serving will respond with a gun but we get past it and we do our jobs.  This horrible fear became a reality for a process server serving a foreclosure lawsuit on March 3, 2018, around 10:22am, on a man named Marc Alling in a Albany, NY town called Colonie. 

The process server knocked on the door but there was no answer.  He immediately heard a loud bang that came from behind the house and when he looked in the direction of the bang he saw Marc Alling pointing a Mossberg 12-gague shotgun at him.

The process server managed to get away to call the police.  The police immediately responded, set up a perimeter, and deployed a drone to see if it was safe to enter.  By now Alling was unarmed so the police were able to arrest him without incident.

The police believe Alling shot away from the server into the woods because there was no evidence of the shot hitting the home.

He was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and a misdemeanor of menacing.  His bail was set at $3000.00.

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