This story has been updated.
Witnesses are reporting heavy police activity around the Starbucks on Brighton Beach Avenue, with some saying it is a hostage situation. Posters to a local forum say the Starbucks is being held up by a man with a machine gun. The commenter later said he heard from someone on the scene that it had to do with a domestic dispute in the residence above the Starbucks. He said:
A guy got into a fight with his gf 10 days ago and she called the cops, he got arrested. He later got out on a $20,000 bail.Today she was at his house which is located on top of starbucks, and she called the cops again….
It seems like a lot of police for just a domestic dispute. We’ll update this story when we find out more.