Breaking: Gunman who opened fire at helicopter, deputies captured


CYNTHIANA, Ky. (WTVQ) – After a 24-hour manhunt in Harrison county, the Sheriff confirmed the gunman who opened fire at a utility helicopter and deputies has been captured.

The Sheriff’s office told ABC 36 —  Thomas VanMeter, 39 was arrested at a farm near White Oak and Rocky Springs in Cynthiana Tuesday morning.

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On Monday, the dismissal of some students in Harrison County was delayed while authorities searched the area for VanMeter.

Classes were also canceled for Tuesday as a safety precaution.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of the shooting.

Detailed information on what motivated the suspect to shoot at the helicopter and later sheriff’s deputies has not been made available.