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Dec 13, 2018 2:40 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Police Charge Man With Reckless Endangerment After Chase In East Hampton

After an hourlong manhunt following reports of shots fired in an Oakview Highway home, East Hampton police officers apprehended a man nearby. Michael Wright
Dec 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Update: Thursday, 6:50 p.m.

In a press release issued Thursday night, East Hampton Town Police said they arrested Mark Laton, 66, of East Hampton after he discharged a shotgun during a domestic dispute on Oakview Highway in which no one was injured. Mr. Laton was found in a wooded area near his home and arrested without incident. He was charged with one count of reckless endangerment and is due to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court for arraignment on Thursday, December 20.

Update: Thursday, 2:45 p.m.

Police have taken a man into custody: "Everything went peacefully," said one officer at the scene.

The county helicopter and K-9 were called off.

Further information was not immediately available.

Original story

East Hampton Town Police were in pursuit of a man on foot in the vicinity of Oakview Highway on Thursday afternoon at about 2:15 p.m. after police received reports that shots had been fired in a residence.

A white man wearing a dark blue coat over checkered pajamas, about 6 foot 2 and also wearing a black hat, he was said to be unarmed, having left two firearms at the residence.

Communication among emergency responders indicated that Village Police, a police K-9 unit and Suffolk County helicopter would be recruited in the search.

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