Bizarre 911 Situation in Putnam County Ends in Tragedy
At about 10:25 AM yesterday morning (September 23), the Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to a situation in the town of Putnam Valley.
According to police, Kent Ambulance was accompanied by EmStar medic as they were dispatched to Pudding Street in Putnam Valley for a male that reported to have chest pain.
When medics arrived on the scene of the Pudding Street home, they were met by a man with a shotgun. Police say the medic was able to retreat to safety and then contacted Putnam 911 to report the situation that was currently happening. The Sheriff's Office immediately responded to the situation.
Putnam County Sheriff's Office explained that they kept their distance but kept the subject in sight at all times, and one member of the Sheriff's Office noticed the male point the shotgun in their direction and fire a round in the air.
Multiple police arrived on scene including New York State Police, Town of Kent Police, Town of Carmel Police and the Putnam County Emergency Response Team. After police confined the area of the property, the man entered the front doorway of his home and took his own life.
As the situation unfolded, a big thank you to all first responders for always putting their life on the line to make sure the public stays safe.
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