Man seriously injured after falling from roof when police fire projectile at him in Newfane

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NEWFANE — Local police are investigating an incident that occurred overnight in the town of Newfane in which a man was injured after a state trooper struck him with a less-than-lethal round.

The situation began in the early morning hours when a homeowner called police in Westminster to report that a guest in his home was acting irrationally and causing damage to the residence.

When troopers responded, they found the man on the roof of the house.

Attempts to de-escalate the situation were unsuccessful, and ultimately one trooper fired a bean-bag-type impact projectile, which struck the subject.

Soon after being struck, the man slipped and fell about 15 feet to the ground.

He was transported by ambulance to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and subsequently transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, for treatment of significant injuries.

The exact nature and extent of his injuries are unknown at the present time.

This incident is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting and includes detectives from the Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Crime Scene Search Team, and troopers from the Field Force Division.

State police say they will release the identity of the individuals involved and further information about the incident as the investigation proceeds.

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