A man allegedly fired shots at a home and a vehicle early Wednesday morning, prompting a standoff in his Channingville Road home that lasted more than four hours, Town of Poughkeepsie police said.
The man, who police say shot at a home occupied by two people and a moving vehicle occupied by a third at 4:13 a.m., surrendered peacefully. Police did not indicate how many shots he fired.
No one was injured in the incident on the quiet road just steps away from Bowdoin Park. Charges are pending against the 49-year-old man.
Police blocked off the road and lined the street with vehicles that included an armored truck as multiple departments responded, including City of Poughkeepsie police, Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, Arlington firefighters and New Hamburg firefighters. Mental Health of America personnel were also on the scene, but did not interact with the man.
Police negotiated with the man, who surrendered around 8:40 a.m. and was taken into custody.
Wednesday morning, Capt. Michael O'Dowd said the the resident "barricaded" himself in the house with a gun. O'Dowd initially said the man fired a single gunshot, prompting the police response. A release from the department in the afternoon offered the full scope of the alleged exchange.
Police had urged residents to avoid the area while the events were unfolding. At 7:05 a.m. they let residents know there was "an active situation" through a Facebook post and at 8:01 a.m. posted again to say it was "not an active shooter investigation."
Police in their release identified the man; the Journal typically does not publish the identities of those accused before charges are filed.
Saba Ali is an investigative reporter. Reach her at Sali1@poughkeepsiejournal.com or 845-451-4518. Matt Spillane covers breaking news throughout the Hudson Valley. Click here for his latest stories. Follow him on Twitter @MattSpillane. Check out our latest subscription offers here.
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