2 armed suspects barricaded in Queens home after burglary; hostages released: Police

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Home invasion leads to hostage situation inside Queens home
Josh Einiger reports on an active hostage situation in which two armed suspects barricaded themselves inside a home.

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (WABC) -- Two armed suspects barricaded themselves inside a home in Queens and held several victims hostage Tuesday night.

According to officials, a call came in around 9 p.m. in regards to a burglary at 125th Street in South Ozone Park.

Authorities say the incident started as a home invasion with two armed suspects barricading themselves inside the home.

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NYPD Assistant Chief Ruben Beltran says that a female victim and her infant child were inside, being held hostage by the two armed suspects.

He says the female victim was assaulted during the incident.

Fortunately, police say the woman and child have been released, along with two additional people inside the home, an elderly woman in her 80s and a woman in her 50s.

According to officials, the area has been evacuated and is safe.

Video shows the scene in Queens amid a hostage situation that started as a home invasion.

It is unknown if more victims are still being held hostage, as officials continue to negotiate with the two suspects.

This is a very active and ongoing investigation.

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