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Trooper accidentally discharged weapon at Montezuma standoff

New York State Police confirmed Friday that a trooper accidentally discharged a weapon during an hours-long standoff in Montezuma late last week.

On July 13, state police were called to 7391 Fuller Road after a resident, Joseph Wilmarth, made a threatening post on social media. At the time, officials said there was a Wayne County warrant for Wilmarth’s arrest as he had declared it was “well within (his) rights to put a bullet in the judges (sic) head,” in a Facebook post regarding a child custody dispute.

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