Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sunday Park Slope Standoff Update

There's finally additional information on that Sunday night standoff between an armed person on Ninth Street who refused to come out of his house and the police. Gridskipper, which followed the situation, reports:
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..."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, for those people complaining: I'm to understand that it would have been easier to sleep with an angry, armed person (allegedly) under the influence, free to roam about the neighborhood?

I'm all for having my head hit the pillow fast, but I'd also like it to have same number of holes in the morning as it did the night before. Guess I'm just old-fashioned that way.


8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, what are we afraid of, a little message board?
There, I said it.

9:41 AM  

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