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Police shootout leads to arrest

Posted 9/17/21

MAMAKATING — A Westbrookville man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he shot at two state troopers after they responded to a domestic incident over the weekend.

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Police shootout leads to arrest

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MAMAKATING — A Westbrookville man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he shot at two state troopers after they responded to a domestic incident over the weekend.

Around 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, State Police in the Town of Deerpark responded to a 911 call reporting a man discharging a firearm inside a residence on US-209 in Westbrookville.

Troopers who arrived on the scene were advised that Patrick Hermanowski, 39, was in possession of a firearm and fled into a wooded area.

Police say that Hermanowski fled to an abandoned Air Stream trailer located on Jagger Lane in Sullivan County where he attempted to hide from law enforcement.

As two troopers approached the trailer, police allege that Hermanowski fired his weapon at them from inside the airstream. Both Troopers returned gun fire, striking Hermanowski before he exited the trailer and was taken into custody.

Neither trooper was injured during this exchange.

Additional State Police Members provided immediate aide and Hermanowski was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say that a loaded firearm was located at the scene, but did not specify what type.

Hermanowski has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer in the first degree and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was arraigned in the Town of Mamakating Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation by the State Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.

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