Wednesday, June 29, 2011

hostage situation at a liquor store in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn.

Heavily armed officers from the NYPD have set up a perimeter outside a liquor in Brooklyn where a robbery turned into a hostage situation and then a standoff on Wednesday afternoon.
Officers from the Emergency Service Unit and the Hostage Negotiation Team are outside the store at 4804 Avenue N in the Flatlands section of the borough, where two gunmen briefly held several people hostage as they attempted to rob the store.
After cops arrived at the location, the hostages ran out of the store. Officers cuffed and questioned one of them, fearing he might be one of the gunmen, Fox 5's Linda Schmidt reported.
Police said that later one gunman surrendered.
As of 5:10 p.m., the second gunman was still in the store.

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