Schuyler County man arrested for shooting Tannerite


BRADFORD, N.Y. (WETM) – Matthew Alexandrovich was arrested for allegedly shooting a bag of Tannerite and causing an explosion.

According to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office, a loud explosion was heard on June 3 around 8 p.m. The explosion originated from Alexandrovich’s property in the Town of Orange and the explosion was heard as far as the Town of Reading. The Sheriff’s Office says Alexandrovich shot a bag of Tannerite, an exploding rifle target meant as a shot indicator for sighting guns.

Tannerite® brand binary targets fall under the same Federal laws as black powder and all other explosives that are exempt for sporting purposes from the federal regulations of commercial explosives in their unmixed form. 


Alexandrovich was charged with disorderly conduct and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Orange court at a later date. If you did not call the Sheriff’s Office but would like to complete a statement, please contact the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office 607-535-8222.

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police.

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