WAPPINGER – Police are on the scene of a man barricaded in a residence on Marlorville road at Route 9D in Wappingers with reports of shots fired.
The State Police have issued their first statement about the oinging incident saying they are “are engaged in police activity on Marlorville Road in the Town of Wappinger.” They are advising people to avoid the area of State Route 9D between Old Hopewell Road and Middlebush Road in Wappinger until further notice.
Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro released a statement saying the county took the 911 call and has been monitoring the situation. “We have deployed resources including our command center to assist State Police and local law enforcement. I encourage residents to remain calm and away from the location so that law enticement can bring this situation to a safe conclusion.”
Two sources said the barricaded subject came on a police radio he had stolen earlier in the evening and said, “I love my wife and kids more than anything,” and then may have shot himself.
That has yet to be confirmed by police.
One police officer was reported to have been grazed by a bullet. That officer, a state trooper, walked on his own power to a waiting ambulance.
Among the police on the scene are uniformed state troopers, detectives, two K-9 units and several troopers in camouflage and carrying long guns, Wappingers Falls Village Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies and Fishkill Town Police and the Dutchess County Emergency Response Team has just arrived.
An ambulance is also parked at the end of the road.
(Video by Action News Service for Mid-Hudson News Network)
We will have additional information as it becomes available.