Man with kid barricaded inside apartment

Incident happening in Queens
February 22, 2008 6:13:35 PM PST
Police tell Eyewitness News a man was barricaded inside an apartment, possibly with a child, in a large housing complex in the Long Island City section of Queens Friday.Authorities say the man refused to come out of a sixth floor apartment inside the Queensbridge Houses at 40-15 10th Street.

Police detected a strong smell of gasoline coming from the apartment, and they believed he may have a young child inside.

The area around the Queensbridge Houses was cleared out, and some residents were not allowed to enter the building.

The standoff ended peacefully just after 6 p.m.

The Queensbridge Houses is a 3,142 apartment complex run by the city Housing Authority.


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