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Armed Standoff with Sheriff Deputies Near Pudding Street Ends With Suspect Taking His Own Life

Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that today, September 23, 2021 at about 10:25 am, the town of Kent Ambulance along with the EmStar medic were dispatched to Pudding Street in the Town of Putnam Valley for a male with chest pain.
 
The medic unit was first on scene and was confronted by a man with a shotgun. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the medic retreated to safety, while notifying Putnam 911 of the situation. Members of the Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the scene and located the subject in question.
 
While maintaining a perimeter and safely keeping the armed subject in sight, a member of the Sheriff’s Office observed the man point the shotgun in their direction and fire a round into the air.
 
The Putnam County Emergency Response Team (ERT) responded to the scene along with the New York State Police, Town of Kent Police and the Town of Carmel Police. The subject was kept confined to the area of the property where he then later entered the front doorway of his home and subsequently took his own life.
 
The Sheriff's Office has not yet released the suspect's name at this time. Nor did they offer an explanation or disposition regarding the original call for service which was a 911 call for a man with chest pains.
 
The investigation is continuing and more details will be provided as they are made available by the PCSO.

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