CLERMONT — A man wanted by police in connection with a shooting on Friday morning in Clermont was taken into custody in Hudson.

The suspect’s identity has not been released by police.

Police and Northern Dutchess Paramedics responded to 726 Woods Road at about 10 a.m., after receiving reports there was a shooting at the residence, and a man had been shot multiple times in the leg.

The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K. The name of the hospital was not immediately confirmed.

A description of the suspect and his car, which was initially called a silver Hyundai, was broadcast to all law enforcement agencies in Columbia and Greene counties.

Checkpoints were set up to keep an eye out for the car, including one at the Columbia County side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

A short time later, Hudson police began receiving reports of a silver Honda being driven erratically on State Street and Columbia Street, running stop signs and red lights.

Hudson police then located the suspected vehicle on Warren Street and attempted to pull it over, with a Columbia County Sheriff vehicle and state police car following, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said.

The suspected car then turned around and was brought to a stop at the corner of 2nd and Warren streets, Moore said.

Multiple police agencies removed the man from the car and placed him in the back of a Columbia County Sheriff’s Department car, where he was taken away.

Traffic through the intersection was shut down until police cleared the area.

Once the man was apprehended and in custody, the special checkpoints were lifted, and lockouts that had been in place out of caution at Germantown Central School, Hudson City schools and Taconic Hills Central schools were lifted.

There was a large police presence all day at 726 Woods Road.

Multiple state police and sheriff’s office vehicles cluttered the entrance to the property. A state police helicopter was located in a field across from the crime scene.

Investigators remained at the home for most of the day, gathering evidence and speaking with possible witnesses.

Police have not released information on what may have prompted the shooting.

The car the man was driving when he was apprehended in Hudson was towed from the scene as evidence.

The investigation is continuing and updates will be provided as they become available, Hicks said.

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