The Public Information Office reports the details of a police investigation that occurred on Sunday September 5, 2021 at 8:43 pm.
According to detectives, information was received that there was a 42-year-old Iraqi-Afghan war veteran that needed medical attention. Officers in the 7th Precinct responded to the home in Massapequa Park and contacted the individual. At that time the veteran barricaded himself inside the house and refused to speak with police. Additional units were requested, and personnel from Patrol, Detectives Division, Hostage Negotiations, Emergency Services, Bureau of Special Operations and Emergency Ambulance Bureau responded.
Hostage Negotiators were able to contact the veteran and during these conversations he made threats against the officers. Neighboring residences were evacuated and a perimeter was established to safe guard the surrounding homes.
Negotiations continued throughout the night, and after 19 hours of communicating with the aided, he finally agreed to come out and be transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation. During this time there were no injuries to officers, residents and the Veteran.
Details by: PIO 09/06/21/2200/8834