15 September 2021

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Claverack,  New York - On September 15, 2021, at approximately 1:35 p.m., the New York State Police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Brookwood Secure Center for Youth on Spook Rock Road in the town of Claverack for a report of a large fight.

Members of law enforcement quickly gained control of the situation and the facility has been secured. Three staff members suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment. None of the residents were injured.

Hudson Police Department,  New York State Park Police,  Chatham Police Department,  New York State Environmental Conservation Police, Greenport Police Department,  Claverack Fire Department and the Columbia County Emergency Medical Services,  Columbia County Fire Coordinator Office, and multiple EMS agencies assisted at the scene.

This investigation remains ongoing and will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.


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