NY Gunman Surrenders in School Standoff
SWAT and local police negotiating with hostage-taker in Pine Plains
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 9:26 AM CST
A sign in Pine Plains, New York.   (©dougtone)

(Newser) – A gunman holding an upstate New York school principal hostage has surrendered and is in custody, reports CNN. More than 100 police officers and a SWAT team negotiated with the gunman, who a local official said was a former student in his 40s. Pine Plains is located about 90 miles north of New York City.