Gosford Lembhard in custody after standoff with Newburgh police

Gosford Lembhard in custody after standoff with Newburgh police

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Michael Lembhard's brother Gosford is now is police custody after a daylong standoff.
 
Lembhard family lawyer Michael Sussman says police tried to serve the 26-year-old with an arrest warrant at around 6:30 a.m. at his mother's house on Liberty Street. He says Lembhard and five family members, including a 10-year-old niece, were locked inside the house.
 
Lembhard was said to have jumped out of a window earlier this afternoon.  Police approached him and Tased him several times.
The crowd who gathered around the scene rushed the house just as Lembhard came out.
 
Lembhard, who was bleeding when police approached, has been taken to the hospital. A family member says he my have broken his arm.
 
Sussman says Lembhard was arrested in September for firing a gun toward a car with a person in it. A grand jury indicted Lembhard on attempted murder charges, but he failed to appear for his arraignment.
 
Michael Lembhard was shot nine times by police in March. All of the officers involved were exonerated in the shooting.
 

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