Man arrested after standoff in Columbia County

HILLSDALE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – At approximately 10:25 p.m. Tuesday night, Columbia County Deputies and New York State Troopers arrived at a domestic dispute on State Route 22 potentially involving a shotgun.  Upon arrival to the scene the suspect left the home and fired the shotgun at the patrols.  Tyler Meltz, was identified as the suspect and was found later found hiding in a nearby vehicle.

He was arrested and taken into custody with assistance from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office; and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment (felonies).  Meltz was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court and placed in the Columbia County Jail.

The New York State Police were also assisted by the Hillsdale Fire Department, Austerlitz Fire Department, Community Rescue, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office.

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