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  • An off-duty cop, apparently being held hostage, jumped out of a window to flee her armed husband after he barricaded himself of their Queens house and shot at officers together with her personal service and off-duty weapons, in response to the NYPD.
  • According to Chief of Department Rodney Harrison, the off-duty cop initially known as police asking for help at a Queens residence on 133rd Avenue at round 8:46 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The off-duty cop was additionally taken to an space hospital for a doable damaged leg following her leap.

An off-duty cop, apparently being held hostage, jumped out of a window to flee her armed husband after he barricaded himself of their Queens house and shot at officers together with her personal service and off-duty weapons, in response to the NYPD.

The incident happened in Queens shortly round 8:46 a.m. Tuesday on 133rd Avenue.

According to Chief of Department Rodney Harrison, the off-duty cop initially known as police asking for help at a Queens residence on 133rd Avenue at round 8:46 a.m. Tuesday.

“Upon arrival, patrol officers knocked on the front door and engaged the suspect in conversation who threatened to shoot them,” Harrison mentioned.

The NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team and Emergency Service Unit have been then known as and arrived on the scene. According to Harrison, whereas making an attempt to proceed the dialogue with the suspect, he shot a number of occasions on the officers. It was through the chaotic unraveling of the scene that the off-duty cop managed to flee by leaping from a second-floor window.

“During the standoff between the suspect and the police, the female involved was able to jump out of the second-floor window. Then, the male involved shot in the direction of the female and the uniformed ESU personnel. Officers returned fire causing the suspect to retreat back inside the window,” Harrison mentioned.

Police say that whereas officers have been in dialogue with the suspect, his brother arrived on the scene and labored with the officers to lastly get the suspect to give up. The suspect was positioned beneath arrest and brought to an space hospital for a gunshot wound to his proper arm.

The off-duty cop was additionally taken to an space hospital for a doable damaged leg following her leap.

The preliminary investigation means that the person was armed together with his spouse’s service and off-duty weapons through the standoff.

Although police report back to home violence calls ceaselessly, Harrison mentioned that responding to at least one by which an off-duty cop was concerned was “not easy.”

“Unfortunately, we respond to a host of different domestics throughout the city. Very rarely do we get one when it is one of our own, but like I said, it was great work by all the men and women who responded to this location,” he mentioned.

The investigation is ongoing.