One person is reportedly in custody and a person was taken to a hospital after shots were fired at a police vehicle on Route 17 in Vestal late May 13.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sections of Routes 17 and 434  between the Tioga County line and Exit 67 were shut down shortly before 10 p.m. after a Vestal police officer stopped to check on an apparently disabled vehicle on the highway and at least two shots were said to have been fired from inside the vehicle.

Routes 17 and 434 were shut down in the area for about three hours while  law enforcement officers from Vestal, New York State Police, Broome and Tioga Sheriff’s Departments and other agencies worked at the scene.

Both roads reopened shortly after 1 a.m.

While authorities say one person was transported to the hospital with injuries they did not believe that person was a law enforcement officer.  No other details were available involving the extent of the person’s injuries or the identity of the person who was reported in custody.

Vestal Police are expected to make more information public later May 14.

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