Garden City Park ‘Hostage’ Report Probed

Nassau County police responded to a report of a possible hostage situation involving a family in a Garden City Park home but found the residents inside safe on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded to the house on First Place residence, a short street with only three residential homes, after receiving a 911 call reporting a hostage situation at 12:30 p.m., police said.

Shortly after police arrived, a man, woman and young child came out unharmed, said Det. Vincent Garcia, a police spokesman.

Officers from the Third Precinct, Bureau of Special Operations Unit and Emergency Service Unit searched the home and found no weapons.

Denton Avenue between Jericho Turnpike and Belmont Avenue was closed to traffic for more than two hours while investigators were on the scene. No one was hurt and there is no threat to the public.

Authorities are investigating the origin of the call, which did not come from the home.