By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Police are holding two people after a sheriff’s deputy was injured during an encounter with trespassers at a former psychiatric center in eastern New York.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded around 11 a.m. Wednesday to a report of people at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in the hamlet of Wingdale, near the Connecticut border 70 miles north of New York City.

Deputies spotted them in one of the buildings, but the people fled after struggling with a deputy, who was treated for a hand injury.

A man and woman were taken into custody during a search that included deputies and state troopers. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

The property was bought last year by Olivet University, a San Francisco-based evangelical Christian college.



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