Police cancel shelter in place for Ridgeway

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 April 2017 at 6:28 pm

Police pursuing leads to find suspect

RIDGEWAY – A shelter in place for Ridgeway residents has been cancelled by law enforcement who are comfortable the suspect is no longer in the area, according to an NY-Alert message sent by the Orleans County Emergency Management Office at 5:51 p.m.

Sheriff Randy Bower said at 6:45 p.m. that the suspect remains at large, and police are pursuing leads to find him.

Police have been looking for a man considered armed and dangerous, who ran into woods after a physical domestic dispute in the Town of Ridgeway near Route 104 and Route 63.

After an extensive ground and air search, police believe the suspect is no longer in the area. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department has canceled the shelter in place and residents can return to normal activity, according to the NY-Alert.

Police were searching for a Hispanic male about 30 years old wearing a gray T-shirt, shorts and sneakers. Police say he may be armed with up to three handguns.

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