Sunday Park Slope Standoff Update
We confirmed that an arrest was made following Sunday evening's tense standoff in Park Slope when a man in a Ninth Street brownstone caused a commotion by following up an argument with some angry, allegedly drug-induced gunplay, then refusing to leave his home and disarm when the police arrived. Additionally, we were able to verify that, after more than six hours of negotiations, the situation was resolved without violence. Interestingly, those we spoke to in the police department also let us know about their frustration with the way some folks in the neighborhood responded to the situation. Officers described receiving "no help" from the Park Slopers who crowded the scene of the crime. Instead, they complained of residents who became irate upon being told their block was closed off, and others who were angered by the large police presence in the area.In fact, we saw a large number of emails on a local group that will remain unnamed with neighbors complaining that the standoff made it difficult to sleep. For instance, this: "I did hear a shot, and the loud speaker with the negotiator until like 5:30 this morning. Very hard to sleep...Dogs barking, SWAT..."
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