Hostage situation in Brooklyn

July 20, 2008 8:39:35 PM PDT
A possible hostage situation was unfolding late Sunday night in Brooklyn. Police were called to respond to a family dispute along Lincoln Avenue in the East New York section.

According to officials, an 18-year-old woman barricaded herself inside an apartment. She was refusing to open the door for police.

Investigators said an adult and two children were inside the apartment with her.

Police believed the woman had a weapon.

They said she has history of mental illness.