The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and Marist College have released statements confirming that a family member of a student there has passed away following a shooting at the Courtyard by Marriott on Route 9 early on Sunday morning. Police stated they feel there is no more threat to the public after apprehending two male suspects.
According to the police statement, bullets were fired both inside and outside the hotel, and they also discovered bomb-making instructions and materials that could be used as explosives inside a hotel room. According to Poughkeepsie police, the state police bomb squad responded and took possession of the explosives and manuals after notifying the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
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Around 7:30 a.m., bullets were fired at the motel, which is located at 2641 South Road, according to a 911 call, according to police. Police found the shooter and the victim inside the hotel, the statement said. The guy was transferred to a nearby hospital, according to the police, but died as a result of his injuries.
Police have not yet disclosed the shooter’s or the shooting victim’s identities, but according to a statement sent via email from Marist College, the victim is a relative of a Marist student. Marist administrators stated in the statement: “This morning, authorities made us aware of the unfortunate, fatal shooting of a family member of a Marist student at a nearby hotel several miles from campus.
“The Marist community extends its sincere condolences to the family and stands ready to assist in any way we can.” According to the school’s website, Marist College urged students to invite their families to campus for a variety of events, including a football game and BBQ, over “Family Weekend” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
According to police, numerous agencies responded to the call and stayed on the scene Sunday afternoon to continue their investigation. According to a statement, Dutchess County Emergency Response, Marist College, and the American Red Cross all responded and helped transfer hotel guests away from the scene.
State police, the Village of Wappingers Falls police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Arlington Fire Department, Mobile Life, EMstar, and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office were some of the additional responding agencies.
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