15:06 GMT25 November 2020
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    According to reports, at least two people are being held hostage by armed suspects in the borough of Queens in New York City.

    The New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed on Tuesday that people are being held hostage in what appears to be a home invasion in Queens, New York City.

    According to police, Emergency Service Unit (ESU) members are establishing a tactical plan, while Strategic Response Group (SRG) officers are securing the perimeter.

    Aerial footage detailing the scene was released by police in a now-deleted tweet, as NYPD Chief of Special Operations, Harry J. Wedin, urged citizens to avoid the area of 125 Street, in South Ozone Park.

    ​According to local media, there are two people being held hostage, while police say negotiators are on their way.

    No further details were immediately available.


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