Two armed men who allegedly attempted to burglarize a home in the
The alleged home invaders were arrested on 125th Street in South Richmond Hill at 2am after a five-hour hostage scenario.
New York Police Department were still negotiating with the men after midnight despite them having released two hostages.
Law enforcement officials received a report at around 9pm of a possible attempted burglary of a home near Liberty Avenue and 125th Street.
New York Police Department officers responded to reports of a hostage situation in the Richmond Hill section of Queens late on Tuesday evening
When police arrived at the home, officers saw a woman with a baby standing outside. The woman told the officers that two armed men assaulted her and barricaded themselves inside the home while holding at least two others against their will
The image above shows the woman holding the infant (right) after officers and firefighters arrived on the scene
A first responder helps the woman and the infant in her arms after officers arrived on the scene on Tuesday night
A woman is seen being taken to a hospital after she was wheeled out by first responders on Tuesday
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a woman with a baby. The woman told the officers that there were armed people in her home and that she had been assaulted.
Police said two people were inside the house and were being held against their will.
Just before 11pm, the two hostages were released.
‘We had two additional people that were in the home that were released, an elderly woman in her 80s and another female, possibly in her 50s, recently released,’ an official told
‘We are still in communication with the people inside, and we’ll be here until the situation is resolved.’
Heavily armed police in tactical gear are seen above in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Tuesday night
The NYPD released a statement after midnight on Wednesday local time saying that officers were continuing to negotiate with the individuals inside the home
An NYPD emergency service vehicle is seen above in Richmond Hill on Tuesday
One of the women was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
Just after midnight, police said that there were no hostages inside and that the suspects remained in the home.
Just before 2am police said two male suspects surrendered and they were placed in custody.
Police have not identified the men or announced what charges they are facing and an investigation is ongoing.