UPDATE: Poughkeepsie police confirm one dead and two arrested with explosives and bomb making manuals


Poughkeepsie police confirmed that one person died in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel incident and two suspects were arrested in possession of explosives and bomb-making manuals.


UPDATE: Sunday, October 2 at 11:59pm

Poughkeepsie Police Department has confirmed that one person was discovered shot dead after the incident at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Two suspects were subsequently arrested and taken into custody, with explosives and bomb-making manuals found in their hotel room, as reported by the BNN Newsroom.

Sunday, October 2 at 7:16pm

Police units are currently responding to reports of an active shooter at the new Courtyard Marriott Hotel in New York state. There have been reports of gunshots fired and the police have confirmed one fatality, with the three-star hotel located on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie being evacuated.

According to, the incident occurred early this morning. Multiple emergency services responded just before 8am to a report of gunshots being fired by a person with a long gun. An ambulance transferred a shooting victim with alleged multiple gunshot wounds to a local hospital, with paramedics reportedly performing CPR in the ambulance.

SWAT teams from two agencies attended the scene and it is believed they have since taken one suspect into custody after conducting a room-by-room search of the Poughkeepsie facility in New York state. The detainee was located and arrested in room 143 at approximately 9am, said the publication.

Officers searching for the suspect were said to have faced a difficult situation with the hotel being fully booked due to the local Marist College’s ‘Family Weekend’.

A video of the incident was posted on YouTube courtesy of Mid-Hudson News:


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

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