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Police seek man who fired gun at a hospital; no one injured

September 28, 2018

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they’re looking for a man suspected of firing a gun at a hospital in upstate New York.

State police say no one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 1 a.m. at Ellenville Regional Hospital, in the Catskill Mountains about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest of Albany.

Trooper say the man fled the scene in a vehicle that was later found in nearby Napanoch.

Police have identified the suspect as Joshua Stuart. Troopers say he’s white, in his early 40s and was wearing a flannel shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Police say he’s believed to be armed and dangerous and shouldn’t be approached.

A statement issued by the hospital Friday morning says the shooting occurred in the emergency department and involved a patient. The hospital has reopened.

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