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Search for a Murder Suspect Leads Police to Crown Heights

Brooklyn, NY – Thursday afternoon at around 3:00pm detectives from the NYPD received a tip that a suspect wanted for murder in Queens this past Sunday was hiding out at his grandmother’s apartment on E. New York Ave between Troy and Albany, across from Bnos Mencham.

More pictures in the Extended Article.

When detectives approached the apartment one of the occupant’s barricaded himself inside and police had to call on the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit [ESU] to get the suspect out, with out him harming himself or anyone else. Police shut down pedestrian and vehicular traffic on the block to enable ESU to operate without the added worry of such traffic.

After about a 20 minute standoff with police, the suspect was taken into custody. BH there were no injuries and no shots fired. Shortly after the suspect was taken into custody it was determined that he was not the one the police was after.

Traffic for both pedestrians and cars was reopened shortly after.

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#1 Comment By the jew….. On April 21, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

way 2 go nypd…..

#2 Comment By anonymous On April 21, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

Hey I was there. It was so cool. I saw the guy and everything. These guys are doing a good job if only they would start doing things about other stuff going around in this neighborhood.

#3 Comment By Curious On April 21, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

if it wasnt who the police were looking for, why did he baricade the door, and have a 20 minute standoff?!?!?!

#4 Comment By curious On April 21, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

what are those black things the police are holding

#5 Comment By california On April 21, 2007 @ 10:43 pm


#6 Comment By Way to go…?! On April 21, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

They got the wrong guy!! They could’ve taken you as the wrong guy. Taking the wrong guy is not good police work. Taking the wrong guy is bad. I feel bad for the wrong guy. Good pictures of the wrong guy;).

#7 Comment By impressed On April 21, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

Great pics, Webby…but so close to the school. B”H…..

#8 Comment By stu On April 22, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

it was pretty funny to catch it from above even though we wereint allowed to be in the pics!

#9 Comment By School! safety On April 22, 2007 @ 10:31 am

what about the kids in the school? if there had been a shootout a stray bullet could have gone though a window? i hope there was/is a plan in place for such a thing! That is very scary!