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Cops: Poughkeepsie Man Kills Self After 11-Hour Standoff

Mark Reid Died Of Gunshot Wound In Motel Room, Police Say
Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)


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COLD SPRING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Poughkeepsie man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an 11-hour standoff at a Putnam County motel, police said.

Mark Reid, 47, died around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to state police. Troopers had been called to the Countryside Motel on Route 9 in Cold Spring for a report of an armed man barricaded in a room.

Reid was alone in a motel room, and it was never a hostage situation, police said. The motel was evacuated for safety reasons as crisis negotiators from state police and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office tried to talk Reid into surrendering.

The officers maintained contact with Reid until he shot himself Sunday morning.

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