Police Respond to Reports of Man With Gun Near Flatiron Building


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.

[NYO, Gothamist]