Man faces attempted murder charge after standoff


TOWN OF VERONA — A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after law enforcers said he took several shots at state police during a stand-off on Route 46 Friday afternoon.

No one was injured. The stand-off lasted almost six hours.

State police said they were dispatched to 6047 Route 46 at about 12:12 p.m. Friday for a suicidal subject in a barn behind a residence.

Troopers said they were told the man had access to firearms inside the barn.

Responding troopers and sheriff’s deputies took positions of cover outside the barn and established a perimeter.

Troopers said the man inside the barn — 35-year-old Justin C. Carter — fired several shots towards the law enforcement officers from at least two different sides of the barn. No one was hit.

Crisis negotiators responded to the scene and spoke with Carter, convincing him to surrender peacefully shortly before 6 p.m., authorities stated.

Carter is charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, a class A felony, first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, menacing a police officer, a class D felony, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, troopers said. He is being held in county jail and is scheduled to reappear in court.


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