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Midwood machete showdown! Domestic abuse call ends after two-hour standoff • Brooklyn Paper

Midwood machete showdown! Domestic abuse call ends after two-hour standoff

Brooklyn barricaded EDP. At around 1PM, police were called to 1373 east 10th Street in Midwood section of Brooklyn (between N & Roder Avenues) for barricaded EDP. Perp ID by landlord as Benny Perez (30) beat-up his girlfriend and that threw her out of his apartment on 2nd floor without shoes. At least 30 cops, including 4 NYPD ESU trucks, TARU unit, Hostage Negotiating Unit responded to the scene after police believed he was armed with shotgun. Roughly 2 1/2 hours into standoff police made forced entry into the apartment and arrested Perez. He was taken to KCH for psychiatric evaluation.

Cops arrested a 30-year-old man they say beat his girlfriend with a machete before barricading himself inside his Midwood apartment on May 23, sparking a two-hour standoff with police.

The suspect allegedly attacked his girlfriend inside his E. 10th Street apartment between Roder Avenue and Avenue N at noon, slicing her arm with the blade.

He then turned the weapon around and struck his beloved repeatedly in the face and arms with the machete handle, police said.

When cops arrived at the scene, the suspect had already booted his girlfriend out of the apartment and barricaded himself in his bedroom.

But rumors swirled that the alleged assailant had a shotgun, forcing a standoff that dragged on for more than two hours before cops stormed the apartment and took the Midwood resident into custody.

No firearms were recovered, but police did find a pellet gun along with the machete, according to a complaint filed by District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Attempts to reach the suspect’s attorney were unsuccessful by late Thursday.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

Police arrested a man they said attacked his girlfriend, then barricaded himself inside his Avenue M apartment.

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