LONG ISLAND, NY – The Public Information Office reports an Unusual Incident that occurred in Garden City Park today, Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm.
According to police, Third Precinct Police Officers responded to a call for an individual holding people hostage at a First Place residence. Upon arrival police requested the assistance of the Nassau County Police Bureau of Special Operations Unit as well as the Emergency Service Unit.
The officers’ were able to make contact with the residents who exited the home without incident. A search of the home yielded negative results. It was determined that all occupants were deemed safe and that there was no threat to neighbors at any time. The investigation is continuing and police are investigating the origin of the call.
A traffic advisory is warning motorists who may be traveling in the Garden City area to be advised that Denton Avenue is closed at Jericho Turnpike for an ongoing police investigation.
The fact that a suspect is accused with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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