Cops arrested a 30-year-old man they say beat his girlfriend with a machete before barricading himself inside his Midwood apartment on May 23, sparking a two-hour standoff with police.
The suspect allegedly attacked his girlfriend inside his E. 10th Street apartment between Roder Avenue and Avenue N at noon, slicing her arm with the blade.
He then turned the weapon around and struck his beloved repeatedly in the face and arms with the machete handle, police said.
When cops arrived at the scene, the suspect had already booted his girlfriend out of the apartment and barricaded himself in his bedroom.
But rumors swirled that the alleged assailant had a shotgun, forcing a standoff that dragged on for more than two hours before cops stormed the apartment and took the Midwood resident into custody.
No firearms were recovered, but police did find a pellet gun along with the machete, according to a complaint filed by District Attorney Charles Hynes.
Attempts to reach the suspect’s attorney were unsuccessful by late Thursday.Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cn
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