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Woman jailed after handgun fired at police officer

GALLATIN—A woman who allegedly fired a gun at police is now in the Columbia County Jail.

Madison A. Kreutzer, 34, of Hudson was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, a class A-1 felony, by State Police from the Livingston barracks, November 9 at 9 p.m.

Troopers responded to Doodletown Road in Gallatin for a barricaded subject. The initial call was about a suspicious person.

When troopers arrived at the scene, a woman, later identified as Ms. Kreutzer, allegedly shot a firearm at them.

She then barricaded herself in a residence, but later surrendered. She was taken into custody without further incident.

State Police Senior Investigator Eric Barnes said the home in which Ms. Kreutzer barricaded herself is not her own. He said someone else there called police. He said the weapon Ms. Kreutzer fired was a handgun.

She was arraigned in Claverack Court before Justice Michael Cozzolino and was sent to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

This investigation remains ongoing.

In a November 11 update issued on the case, State Police said multiple search warrants were executed stemming from the investigation launched after Ms. Kruetzer’s November 9 arrest.

Further investigation will be directed by the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, said the update.

Troopers thanked “our law enforcement partners” the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, Columbia-Greene SWAT, and the Columbia County 911 Department, with whose help “this dangerous situation was brought to a successful conclusion in which no one was injured.”

Police said there is no additional threat to public safety as result of this incident.

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