Police standoff locks down one Bronx neighborhood for several hours

A standoff Tuesday between police officers and two brothers locked down a Bronx neighborhood for several hours.

Detectives from the 45th Precinct say they were executing a search warrant in an apartment building on Bronxwood Avenue. They say one of the officers called for backup when he thought he heard a gun being loaded. Thats when the standoff began.

During the time of the standoff, the building was on lockdown. Residents were not allowed to enter or leave the building in case gunfire erupted. Other buildings in the Pelham Parkway houses were locked down as well. Displaced residents were able to take shelter at Columbus High School.

Police say negotiators tried talking to the men inside the apartment to get them to leave. Eventually, police were able to get them to surrender without any violence. Once the area was safe, residents were allowed back into the apartments.

One of the men, Louis Reyes was arrested and charged with robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon. Police say other arrests may follow as the investigation continues.

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