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NYPD in hostage standoff with possible homicide suspect

The New York Post reports that a police warrant squad went to arrest the man at his home in Chinatown on Wednesday morning


By Meghan Barr
Associated Press

NEW YORK — New York City police are involved in a standoff with a suspect in the 2010 killing of a Pace University student.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says a squad went to arrest the man Wednesday on Manhattan's Lower East Side, and he refused to come out of an apartment.

NYPD close a section of a street during what is believed to be a hostage situation involving a suspect in the 2010 killing of a Pace University student. (AP Image)
NYPD close a section of a street during what is believed to be a hostage situation involving a suspect in the 2010 killing of a Pace University student. (AP Image)

Police believe two children and the man's mother are inside and are treating it as a hostage situation. It isn't clear whether the man is armed.

An officer at the scene says police are talking to the man. Police set up a large inflated device outside, the kind used when someone might fall or be pushed out of a higher floor.

The street and sidewalk were closed. Dozens of onlookers gawked.

Authorities say the student sold marijuana at an apartment in Manhattan's financial district.

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