An allegedly armed and suicidal man held police in a stand off at his Southeast home for about two hours Thursday night. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a family member about the man pointing a shotgun at himself and expressing thoughts of suicide.
Sheriff’s Deputies, New York State Troopers and members of the Carmel Police Department were met with the family member who confirmed that the man was still inside the home. With the help of the family member, they were able to contact the 20 year old male, who refused to come out.
Authorities evacuated several nearby residences.
A special weapons and tactics unit comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and Officers from the Carmel and Kent Police Departments–was dispatched to the scene. They were able to persuade the young man to surrender himself peacefully. He was transported to Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel for a mental health evaluation.
A shotgun and shotgun shells were recovered from inside the home.