State police shoot armed man after Ballston standoff

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An overnight standoff in the town of Ballston ended Sunday morning with an armed man being shot by state police.

Troopers responded to a Ballston Lake home around 7 p.m. Saturday after a report of a man firing a shotgun in a field close to a home. They say the man made suicidal comments to a resident of the home.

State police found the man outside his home at 17 Sweet Road a short time later, and he ran inside. Crisis negotiators tried to get him to surrender peacefully throughout the night, with no success.

Just before 7 a.m. the 27-year-old man came out of his home with the shotgun. Police say he ignored orders to put the weapon down. That’s when a member of the special response team fired a single shot, hitting the man in the upper body.

There is no word on charges at this time, but the man is being held under guard at the hospital.