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Charges against former CetraRuddy employee reduced

Lawyer claims Kon Jang had no plan to shoot up design firm

June 20, 2014 08:30AM

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From left: bullets, drawings and John Cetra & Nancy Ruddy

From left: bullets, architects at work and John Cetra & Nancy Ruddy

A former CetraRuddy employee who is accused of planning a shooting at work is no longer facing felony charges, according to a statement from the man’s lawyer.

Kon Jang, who worked as an interior designer for the architecture firm, was arrested May 29 after a co-worker turned him in. The charges were reduced to misdemeanor harassment, according to Howard Myerowitz, Jang’s attorney.

Myerowitz is claiming that the incident was more of a lover’s quarrel than anything else. According to Myerowitz, Jang was having an affair with the woman who turned him in to the police.

“It is beginning to look like the only thing Mr. Jang is guilty of is having an affair with a married woman,” the statement read.

“She essentially took several unrelated pieces of information which she had learned during  their relationship and put them together to make it appear there was a dangerous situation when in  fact she knew it was not true,” Myerowitz said.

According to the complaint and a prior report in the New York Post, Jang, 35, was arrested on harassment charges in his New Jersey apartment. While making the arrest, police officers said they discovered an assault rifle and what appeared to be rounds of fake ammunition in Jang’s home.

Bail was set at $10,000 and Jang is still in jail. – Claire Moses

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