PAWLING, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 47-year-old man has been charged after he fired a gun inside an upstate New York home and then held police at bay for a half hour before surrendering.
State police say troopers responded to a 911 call Saturday night reporting shots fired inside a home in the Dutchess County town of Pawling, on the Connecticut border 65 miles northeast of New York City.
Police say 47-year-old Michael Collins was inside the home and had been drinking. Troopers say he fired a shotgun into the ceiling and then barricaded himself in the residence.
Neighbors were evacuated as police surrounded the home and hostage negotiators began talking to Collins. He surrendered shortly before 11 p.m. without incident.
He's being held on $25,000 bail after being charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal contempt.