Police: Man Barricades Self, Son In L.I. Home

WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have arrested a man they said broke into his girlfriend’s Long Island home and barricaded himself inside with their 13-year-old son for nearly seven hours before surrendering.

Police charged Alex Mitchell, of Barbados, with burglary, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s to be arraigned on Monday.

It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Nassau County police say the 48-year-old defendant broke a basement window and entered the Westbury home at 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

When he refused to leave, the two argued and the woman called police. As she was leaving with her son, police say, Mitchell grabbed the boy and barricaded himself and the child inside.

Mitchell finally surrendered at 5:45 p.m. Sunday. No one was injured. No weapons were recovered.

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  • Alex Mitchell

    Where is the follow up and these lies? By the Nassua Police and News reporters that dont tell the truth ,Even Family court papers go to this address , So the police right and the courts wrong mmmm, Justice Department needs to go further than the crime labs of Nassua County. The new DA taking over where the old DA leave off,Rice need to clean house and her DAs make joke in court with police lies.All papers in His name . Nassua County is a Hostile living for none whites.

  • Tony the Squid

    Alex Mitchell = Dckhead and that way over blown police/militia response was certainly un-called for.. SWAT teams, a heavy armored riot vehicle, over a hundred cops, closing down our entire neighborhood and to allow it to go on for 8 hours all because of ONE unarmed jerk???.. please the NCPD needs to get their act together and stop wasting our tax dollars and acting like nazi storm troopers..

    • Alex Mitchell

      police lied and he is the owner of the house ,tell truth when police act like pigs. no one look to see what is what they just acted ,waste of time and money.deed in his name , taxes , water bill and more, Where is the update on the lies , Same as Dr Henry Yates, it was his home also ,

  • Ray Fang Henry


    • Alex Mitchell

      Raymond Henry in Flordia , you know in 1974 the KKK letters and the BOMB letter that was send to the house , I see you for got . The FEDs are now looking in to the county for years of over charging and abuse of the non whites . Lets hope they will clean up the mess that was set in place for years, About 3 years ago the same house on PARK street a fire BOMB was tossed at the house the police came and took no report nor did nothing as the street and the side walk was burning.Now the same cops come for a Marine and VET . They had all info to know and see that the HOUSE is his and that is where he live. All records at their finger tip at the county, MORE lies to cover their nasty ways.YOU all need to study who you have in them cop cars being over paid .

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