SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — A man in Queens evading police refused to come down from a tree Thursday afternoon, a day after he first fled into the tree’s branches, officials said.
Officers responded to a domestic dispute between the man and his mother near 226th Street and 145th Avenue on Wednesday, officials said. When police arrived, they realized the man had a warrant out for an alleged prior assault.
Officers tried to serve the warrant, but the man fled to the roof, then jumped on the tree around 1 p.m., police said.
NYPD officers were on scene Thursday afternoon negotiating with the man.
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