Police: Person shot by trooper

Route 22 in New Lebanon was closed following a shooting involving a state trooper. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

NEW LEBANON — State police are investigating a shooting that involved a state trooper in New Lebanon on Thursday morning, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.

The unidentified person was shot by police at a home on Route 22 in the town, Hicks said.

At about 10:30 a.m., state police were called to a home on Route 22 in New Lebanon after receiving a report of a suicidal person at that address.

A preliminary investigation revealed that during the troopers’ interaction with the person, the person pointed a long gun at state troopers, according to a state police statement.

The type of weapon troopers said was pointed at them was not immediately identified.

One of the troopers then fired a round from a division-issued shotgun and the person was shot in the abdomen, according to state police.

Police rendered immediate medical attention and the victim was taken to Albany Medical Center by Chatham Rescue Squad, according to state police.

The condition of the person condition was not immediately known.

No state troopers were injured, Hicks said.

Route 22, between Route 20 and the Rensselaer County line was closed for several hours during the incident and the subsequent investigation.

Lebanon Valley Fire Company assisted with traffic control.

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