Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Police chief shot in upstate NY; suspect barricaded, cops say

Police chief shot in upstate NY; suspect barricaded, cops say

Police said Bostick opened fire at officers who were investigating a domestic incident on Abbey Lane.

According to a law enforcement source, Town of Montgomery Police Chief Arnold "Butch" Amthor was shot and is now at St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh.

Authorities say Anthony Bostick, 28, from Maybrook, exchanged gunfire with the chief inside an apartment on Abby Avenue while Amthor and other police were trying to remove him from the home.

State Police Maj. Joseph Tripodo says the chief's injury isn't life-threatening.

In a subsequent press release from his office, Neuhaus said Amthor had been shot in the shoulder.

SkyFoxHD is over the scene of the shooting of a police officer in Orange County, New York.

Neuhaus said he visited Amthor at the hospital.

The shooting triggered a massive police response, with officers carrying heavy weapons and long rifles.

State police say troopers and a police negotiator are at the scene where a suspect is barricaded inside a residence. "I ask Orange County residents to keep Chief Amthor and his family in their prayers".

Police from several agencies, including the City of Newburgh, Town of Newburgh, Town of Montgomery and Woodbury, are also present, as are at least two police dogs. The suspect is barricaded in his home in the town of Maybrook.

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