Despite reports of a “hostage situation” near the Flatiron Building, the New York Police Department’s office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information, says that it is not in fact a hostage situation, but police are “responding to a report of a man with a gun” at 12 East 22nd Street.There are no injuries reported as of yet. Updates after the jump.
Update, via Twitter:
Update, 3:57 p.m.:
Police say the man is now in custody and there were no injuries. The department could not confirm reports that the situation involved a man holding his wife hostage.
Update, 4:20 p.m.:
WNYC has more information on the story. According to their report, the man had threatened window workers and barricaded himself in the apartment.
Update, 4:23 p.m.:
And here’s what the New York Post tweeted about the incident about a half an hour ago.
As reported, the incident was not actually in the Flatiron Building.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 27, 2011