NY Sheriff's Office Standoff Ends in Suicide

Gunman barricaded himself inside building

Employees were allowed back into the Dutchess County Sheriff's office in Poughkeepsie after police resolved a standoff with an armed man.
Capt. Steven Minard told The Poughkeepsie Journal that a man barricaded himself in the building with a gun around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Dutchess County Sheriff's office said in a statement that Ken Tweal Catts "took his own life after a standoff," but did not specify how he killed himself.

City Police Lt. David Bennett said a shot was fired, but the sheriff's office hasn't confirmed that.

Catts, 30, lived in Hyde Park. It was not clear if he was an inmate at the facility.

Poughkeepsie is a city of 30,000 residents along the Hudson River 70 miles north of New York City.

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