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New York State Police investigating incident involving Olean officer firing gun

NYSP: incident was "relative to a pursuit and attempted traffic stop"
Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 28, 2021

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Police say they are investigating an incident in Olean which involves an officer firing a gun.

According to police, a member of the City of Olean Police Department discharged a firearm "relative to a pursuit and attempted traffic stop."

NYSP say a suspect then crashed a vehicle in War Veterans Park on E. State Street in Olean. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say an active criminal investigation is underway and did not provide further details.

We will have more information as it becomes available.