April 12, 2021


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Suspect asks police for pizza while holding family hostage in U.S.

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Suspect asked to speak to the woman and for a pizza, but police officers did not answer. Image: Disclosure / New York Police

One of the two armed suspects who took a family hostage in their own home in the Queens district of New York, USA, ordered a pizza from the police while committing the crime. They were looking for money yesterday, which they thought was hidden in the residence after a resident died of cancer. The information is from the US state police.

Both suspects, a 31-year-old man and a 51-year-old man, were arrested and, as of this morning, were being held at the 106th New York City police station for the attack on the residence on 125th Street in Richmond Hill. The situation with the hostages started before 9 pm yesterday and ended just before midnight.

A 36-year-old woman was the first to be released by the suspects, along with her 10-month-old daughter. It was she who contacted the police and said that armed men were holding her family members on the scene. At that time, three other women remained kidnapped, aged 92, 62 and 33 years old.

To the woman who called the police, the suspects told her to notify the authorities that the situation was “under control” and that they would shoot if the police invaded the scene. After police arrived at the scene, one of the suspects asked the authorities to let him speak to his wife, then ordered a pizza. None of the requests were accepted.

According to police, the pair targeted the residence because a 36-year-old man who lived there died of cancer last month. One of the suspects believed he would be able to find a cash reserve on the spot.

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