Monday, August 12, 2013

Yonkers hostage negotiator talks vet into surrender after shots fired

“We don’t rush,” Hodges said. “We talked to him to get him out of the house peacefully.”


YONKERS — Police descended on a Shelburne Road home about 7 a.m. Friday after they said a Marine veteran fired two shots during a dispute with his brother-in-law. 

 Detective Lt. Timothy Hodges, head of the hostage negotiation team, spent about 20 minutes on the phone with the shooter, who reportedly served in Afghanistan. Hodges, standing on the lawn across the street, was able to calm the veteran. 

 “We don’t rush,” Hodges said. “We talked to him to get him out of the house peacefully.”

Full story and video from lohud.com [here].

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