The parent of a Marist College student was killed Sunday morning in a shooting at a New York hotel during “family weekend,” authorities said.
Poughkeepsie officers responded to the Courtyard by Marriott, located 10 minutes from Marist’s campus, after they got a call that shots had been fired, the city’s police department said on Facebook.
“One male victim was located inside the hotel,” police said. “The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.”
No other injuries were reported, and there was no active threat to the public or Marist College, according to police.
The shooting took place on the last day of Marist College’s “family weekend,” an annual tradition where students and their families are invited to enjoy activities, including a football game and a tailgating party. It was unclear Monday if the victim was in town for the festivities.
In a statement emailed to members of the community on Sunday, the college said it was aware of the shooting that took the life of a student’s “family member.”
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family, and we are offering the full support of the Marist community to them,” the statement read. “We remain in contact with local authorities and will keep you informed with any updates.”
Two male suspects were taken into custody. Police have not released the identities of the victim or the suspects.
Detectives determined that gunshots were fired inside and outside the hotel. “Manuals related to the making of explosive devices, as well as materials with the potential to be used as explosives,” were found in a hotel room, police said in the statement.
The state police bomb squad secured the evidence. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the explosives-related material.
Dutchess County Emergency Response and the Red Cross helped remove guests from the scene. All guests and staff members at the hotel were relocated, police said.
The ATF, state police and other agencies were on the scene assisting with the investigation.
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