Barricade situation at daycare center

July 22, 2008 4:46:20 PM PDT
In a story first heard on Eyewitness News, there were some frightening moments for parents in Queens after they were called to pick their kids up at a daycare center Tuesday.In a detached garage next to the center, officials found drugs and guns.

Police have arrested the daycare owner and are looking into if she was running a legitimate business.

Hugh Thomas says he dropped everything when a daycare worker called and told him to pick up his daughter Sydney.

The woman would not say why but he felt something was wrong.

"They just told me to come get my child," says Thomas.

Police sources say the husband and wife who live in this house at the corner of Hannibal street and 113th avenue got into an argument and someone called police.

A man barricaded himself in a detached garage just feet away from the kids.

Once officers got inside the garage they found two fully loaded guns and marijuana bricks.

Parents say seven frightened children were trapped inside the home.

Police arrested another man in this incident, and are looking for the business owners partner.