Off-duty NYPD officer ‘held hostage by her husband in jealous rage’ at their Queens home jumps out of second floor window to escape as he ‘fires at officers trying to save her’
- A man jailed after taking his NYPD police wife hostage with her own gun
- He shot the police several times before they fired back and hit his arm
- The woman escaped by jumping out of the second-floor window of their house
- There were no deaths and the woman only suffered a possible broken leg
An off-duty NYPD officer was taken hostage by her husband who accused her of adultery and threatened her with her own service rifle before firing at police as they tried to rescue her, police officials said Tuesday.
The unidentified officer called 911 before escaping by jumping out the second-floor window of the couple’s Queens home when the furious husband exchanged gunshots with police, police said Tuesday morning.
The officer, who works for the 101st Precinct, told the 911 dispatcher that her husband threatened her with a loaded handgun and that there were “several guns in the house,” sources told the New York Post.
“He has a gun pointed at me,” the woman is said to have said. “He will shoot.”
The man fired several shots at police before they fired back and hit his arm, department head Rodney Harrison said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
A man jailed after taking his NYPD police wife hostage with her own gun outside their Queens home, pictured above
The woman escaped by jumping out of the second-floor window of their home while her husband called the police. He was eventually taken from his home by hostage takers led by Detective Brenda Reddick, pictured above, before being arrested
“You committed adultery, you cheated on me,” he is said to have said, holding her at gunpoint.
Department head Rodney Harrison said the off-duty officer was treated for what appeared to be a broken leg during a press conference outside the woman’s home at 130th Street and 133rd Avenue in South Ozone Park.
Police officers rushed to the crime scene around 8:30 a.m. after the 911 call to find the woman’s husband who was armed and threatened to shoot them, police said. Officers from the NYPD Emergency Service Unit were called in in an attempt to de-escalate the situation.
However, the man opened fire several times, police said. While the suspect was engaged in a confrontation with police, his wife jumped out of a second-floor window.
The man was shot in the arm during the shooting, police said.
Harrison said the officer was being treated off duty for what appeared to be a broken leg. Above, officers transported one of the injured to a nearby hospital
Four officers were injured, one of whom was taken to Jamaica Hospital. The other three were treated on the spot
He immediately stopped firing, and a hostage negotiation team persuaded him to come outside, where he was taken into custody, officials said.
“Even though someone was shot, no one was killed and that’s the most important thing,” said Detective Brenda Reddick, who led the negotiations.
“Unfortunately, we’re responding to a lot of different servants in town,” Harrison said. “Very rarely do we get one where it’s our own, but it was a great job from the men and women who responded to this location.”
Four officers were injured, one of whom was taken to Jamaica Hospital. The other three were treated at the scene.