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Hostage standoff on Avenue I ends in arrest • Brooklyn Paper

Hostage standoff on Avenue I ends in arrest

Brooklyn assault, at around noon today, police were called o 4806 Avenue I for female being assaulted inside the family house. Male in his 20's have barricaded him self inside the house, after about 30 minute standoff heavily armed police made an entry and arrested the male. Not clear what kind of assault took place on female or what relationship to perp. For more info contact 63rd precinct.

Heavily armed cops dressed in riot gear converged on Flatlands on Nov. 2 after a young tough attacked his girlfriend, then refused to surrender to authorities, police said.

Police arrested Kareem Michel, 22, for assault, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child after a midday hostage situation inside an Avenue I home near E. 48th Street.

Witnesses said Michel’s girlfriend accused him of cheating, sparking an argument. During the ensuing fight, Michel allegedly threw her girlfriend to the ground and threatened her.

Someone called 911, but when cops arrived, Michel wouldn’t come out or let his victim and a child inside the home leave.

Cops called in members of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit.

The squad — who were armed with submachine guns and attack dogs — arrested Michel after a brief standoff.

Michel hadn’t been arraigned by Thursday afternoon, a spokesman from District Attorney Charles Hynes office said.

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