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#1500024 --- 06/15/17 01:34 PM Active Shooter: Manhunt Underway
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Manhunt underway after police called to 'active shooter' situation

Police are searching for a man after being called to an "active shooter" situation in Upstate New York, according to media reports.

The manhunt is in Beaver Dams, about 10 miles southwest of Watkins Glen in Schuyler County.

Police told WETM TV that they believed shots were fired in a home and that the suspect -- 53-year-old Randy Pruden -- rode away on a black bicycle. Police believe Pruden is armed with a long gun and knife.

A helicopter was involved in the search and officers were on scene in full tactical gear, holding rifles, according to WENY TV.

BY HANK DOMIN hdomin@nyup.com

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#1500090 --- 06/16/17 08:37 AM Re: Active Shooter: False Alarm? [Re: newsman38]
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Shooting call under investigation

According to New York State Police Capt. Erik Dauber, officers responded at approximately 9 a.m. to a report of shots fired inside a residence at 895 State Route 414.

“The person who made that call had left the residence,” Dauber told the media after the incident.

Dauber said closing Route 414 was done out of “an abundance of caution.”

Dauber said attempts were made to make contact with anyone who might still be inside the residence, but they were unsuccessful.

While this was going on, for more than six hours, traffic was diverted off of State Route 414 onto Beaver Dams Road.

“We had our SORT team, Special Operations and Response Team, respond to clear the residence,” Dauber said.

When the SORT team arrived, around 3:30 p.m., they entered and cleared the residence.

“Nobody was located inside,” Dauber said.

There was also no evidence of any kind that shots had been fired in the residence.

While an investigation into the shooting report and the circumstances surrounding it is ongoing, he confirmed that State Police had not taken anyone into custody.

“At this time there’s no reason to suspect that this incident actually occurred,” Dauber said.

Updated Jun 15, 2017 at 6:53 PM

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