Police: Area woman threatened to shoot Amsterdam co-workers

AMSTERDAM – A “disgruntled employee” of Walmart allegedly threatened to shoot two fellow employees Sunday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

Cassandra A. Downs, 32, of 1040 University Place, Schenectady, was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, and menacing, a misdemeanor, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department.

Montgomery County Undersheriff Jeffery T. Smith said Downs was a current employee at the Amsterdam Walmart.

Downs threatened to shoot two other employees at the Walmart on Route 30, Smith said.

Smith said three of Downs’ fellow employees reported concerns about Downs’ behavior.

Reports were received that Downs had made a “hit list” of other employees. Smith could not confirm how many or who was on the list.

“More than one, for sure,” Smith said.

When arrested, a target with several bullet holes was found in the trunk of Downs’ vehicle, officials said.

Downs’ home was searched, but no firearms or weapons were located, Smith said.