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Hudson Valley

Man arrested after standoff with police

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PAWLING, N.Y. -- State Police arrested a Dutchess County man following an armed standoff with police.

State Police received a 911 call Saturday night for a report of shots fired in the Town of Pawling. State Police say Michael Collins, 47, fired a shotgun into the ceiling and then barricaded himself inside the home.

Neighbors were evacuated as police surrounded the home and hostage negotiators began talking to Collins. He turned himself over to police and was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and criminal contempt.

Collins is being held at Dutchess County Jail on $25,000 bail. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP