Man Barricades Himself Inside East 92nd Street Home
According to police reports, ESU officers and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) paramedics responded promptly to a call that an emotionally disturbed individual, who lived with his grandmother, was inside the home.
Reports stated that a social worker went to the home for a visit shortly after 1 p.m. and tried to coax the man to get help since he was clinically listed as a “danger to himself and others.” However, the man refused to go to the hospital voluntarily and instead, locked himself in the bedroom. He was also allegedly being verbally abusive to his grandmother. The social worker, concerned about the mental state of her patient, then called police,who arrived within minutes and cordoned off the corner of East 92nd Street and Farragut Road.
While ESU troops stood guard at the front door and tried to negotiate with the man, patrol officers outside the residence blocked off nearby streets to traffic and pedestrians for safety measures. After about an hour of negotiation, the man walked out of the house, but resisted being taken into custody. Police wrestled him to the ground and eventually had to wrap him in a blanket. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital for further evaluation.
Witnesses at the scene said a similar incident occurred earlier in the week at the home but it wasn’t clear whether he was hospitalized at that time.