Police: Dutchess County Man Charged After Standoff With Cops
PAWLING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 47-year-old man has been charged after he fired a gun inside a Dutchess County home and then held police at bay for a half-hour before surrendering, authorities said.
State troopers responded to a 911 call Saturday night reporting shots fired inside a home in the town of Pawling, along the Connecticut border.
Michael Collins, 47, was inside the home and had been drinking, police said. He allegedly fired a shotgun into the ceiling and then barricaded himself in the residence.
Neighbors were evacuated as police surrounded the home and hostage negotiators began talking to Collins. He surrendered shortly before 11 p.m. without incident.
He’s being held on $25,000 bail after being charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal contempt.
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