Cortland standoff over, suspect in critical condition, police say
CORTLAND, N.Y. —
A standoff situation that began early Friday morning is over, the suspect is in critical condition, according to the Cortland Police Department.
Police say they entered the room at the Hampton Inn around 3 a.m. Saturday and found Corey Hobart, 28, laying in a bathtub from what they believe are self-inflicted injuries.
Emergency Medical Services were on the scene and started treating Hobart immediately. He was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he remains in critical condition, police say.
The incident started Friday around 3 a.m. when a Broome County Sheriff's Deputy spotted Hobart, who was wanted on a parole warrant in Johnson City, according to officials. The deputy attempted to pull Hobart over, but he drove away and lead law enforcement on a chase up I-81 to Cortland.
In Cortland, officials say they deployed a tire deflation device in an attempt to slow Hobart down, but he made it to the Hampton Inn.
According to police, Hobart exited the vehicle with a gun pointed at a 27-year-old Jeri Ann Healy's head and officers. He then proceeded to enter the hotel, where a room was already rented in the Healy's name.
Officers evacuated the hotel, and after negotiations, Hobart released Healy around 11 a.m. Friday. Officers then learned that Hobart was in possession of two handguns, a shotgun, and illegal narcotics. Negotiations lasted several hours until he stopped communicating with officers, officials said.
Healy was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, for heroin found in the vehicle during a search.
She is scheduled to appear in court on June 15.
The investigation is ongoing. No one else was injured during the incident, according to officials.