Suspect charged after menacing complaint on Thruway

This photo from the Thruway Authority shows vehicles being diverted off the highway.

A suspect is in custody after a menacing complaint on the New York State Thruway in near the Silver Creek exit.

At approximately 9:35 a.m., State Police responded to a menacing complaint involving a shotgun. Troopers located and stopped the vehicle in question near mile marker 455.1 westbound, in the town of Hanover. After a physical confrontation with troopers, the suspect was taken into custody. Two troopers suffered minor injuries and were transported for treatment.

Early reports indicated a neck injury and a broken hand.

Several weapons and a suspicious package were located in the vehicle. The State Police Bomb Disposal Unit were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

All westbound of I-90 between exit 57 and exit 58 are closed until the scene is clear. Eastbound lanes, as of 12:30 p.m., were open.


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