NYPD responds to family hostage situation following Queens home invasion

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A family was held hostage by two armed suspects during a home invasion in Queens Tuesday night, authorities said.

Cops responded to 103-28 125th St. in Richmond Hill shortly before 9 p.m. and encountered a woman with a baby who said the armed suspects were holding other people in the home hostage, Assistant Chief Ruben Beltran, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South, said during a press conference.

A female caller called 911 saying the suspects broke into her home with guns, sources said.

Beltran confirmed the woman who was released with the child was in contact with the police. He said two more women — one in her 80s and the other in her 50s — also evacuated the home.

An infrared image of the hostage situation in Queens.An infrared image of the hostage situation in Queens.

Video from the scene showed the two older women being escorted by firefighters.

The suspects warned the caller to tell police the situation was under control and that they’d shoot if the cops broke in, sources said.

Beltran said police are in contact with the remaining people in the home.

“We’ll be here until the situation is resolved,” he said.

The NYPD said shortly after midnight that all hostages had been removed from the home.

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Police and ESU at the scene of hostages taken at 103-28 125th St

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EMT’s. remove and old woman who was held hostage

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Police and ESU remove a woman and her child from the scene of hostages

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Police and ESU at the scene of hostages taken at 103-28 125th St

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Police and ESU remove a woman and her child from the scene of hostages

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