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BREAKING UPDATE: Manhunt suspect in custody

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PICTURED: A NYSP helicopters lands at Windsor High School following the capture of Jason D. Johnson.
Staging area for police in Harpursville
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Picture of vehicle police are looking for (Courtesy: NYSP)
Picture of suspect, Jason D. Johnson (Courtesy: NYSP)
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Picture of suspect, Jason D. Johnson (Courtesy: NYSP)
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Picture of suspect, Jason D. Johnson (Courtesy: NYSP)


COLESVILLE (WBNG) – State Police have confirmed with 12 News Jason D. Johnson has been captured and is in the custody of law enforcement.

Police said Johnson was spotted by a helicopter and by officers on the ground along the riverbank.

They said he was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities noted that there is no more threat to the public.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates.


4:37 P.M. UPDATE:

COLESVILLE (WBNG) -- A 12 News crew in the Windsor/Harpursville area observed several police cars speeding with their lights on.

In addition to this, a boat was being readied at the Mobile Command Center in Harpursville, however, details about how the boat will be used were not made public.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for more information. Tune in at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. for additional coverage.


3:38 P.M. UPDATE:

COLESVILLE (WBNG) -- New York State Police told 12 News Thursday afternoon that they believe Johnson may be in the general area.

Earlier Thursday, State Police have identified the trooper who was shot as Trooper Becky Seager. She has been with the State Police for seven years.

To read more, click here.

Additionally, the Windsor and Harpursville school districts moved to remote learning Thursday as the manhunt is underway.

Broome County officials have closed the Eastern Broome Senior Center and Meal on Wheels out of an abundance of caution.

Nathaniel Cole Park has also closed due to the ongoing manhunt.


5:32 A.M. UPDATE

COLESVILLE (WBNG) -- New York State Police say they are looking for a 1996 Blue Ford F-250, which they say is the suspect's, Jason D. Johnson, vehicle.

The license plate number is HZV7759. Police say to contact law enforcement if you see this vehicle.


1:45 A.M. UPDATE

COLESVILLE (WBNG) -- New York State Police have identified the suspect involved in Wednesday night's shooting in the town of Colesville.

State Police say, Jason D. Johnson, 34, is the suspect and was last seen in the East Windsor Road area near Thorn Hill. He is 5’7, and roughly 160 pounds.  Police say his hair is in a long mohawk style. 

Johnson is considered armed and dangerous, and police are asking the public not to approach him if they see him. Instead, they ask the public to call 911 immediately.

Police also confirmed the female trooper shot in the incident suffered non-life-threatening injuries.



WINDSOR (WBNG) -- According to Broome County Sheriff David Harder, a female trooper was shot following a welfare check in Windsor Wednesday night, and the suspect is still on the loose.

Sheriff Harder said around 8:30 Wednesday night, a Broome County deputy responded to a home on East Windsor Road for a welfare check. A female state trooper also responded as backup.

Sheriff Harder says the suspect then grabbed a rifle and shot the female trooper in the leg. He added that he was told the trooper is doing alright and is in the hospital awaiting surgery.

Sheriff Harder went on the say there is an active manhunt happening in the area for the male suspect.

This is still a developing story and we will bring you updates as soon as we learn more.


(WBNG) -- According to State Police, there is an active situation unfolding in Windsor.

State Police say there are several police agencies and emergency crews on the scene.

They say the area is blocked off as police say it is a volatile situation.

This is a rapidly developing story and we will bring you more information as State Police release it.

Scott Sasina

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