Man wanted on gun charge in Riverhead involved in standoff

11/26/2014 8:00 AM |
A nearly two-hour barricade in a Mastic house ended with three people coming out with hands up Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in front of police with machine guns and armored vehicles. (Credit: James Carbone/Newsday)

A nearly two-hour barricade in a Mastic house ended with three people coming out with hands up last Wednesday, Nov. 19, in front of police with machine guns and armored vehicles. (Credit: James Carbone/Newsday)

A teenager wanted for allegedly bringing a gun to a dispute in Riverhead barricaded himself into a house in Mastic for two hours last week after he noticed police nearby, according to police and media reports.

The man was ultimately arrested and brought to Riverhead, where he was arraigned on a felony weapons possession charge.

The original incident took place Oct. 29, Riverhead Town police said, at a property on Melene Avenue in Riverhead. A woman had called police and was “nervous,” according to a police report.

The woman told police that a man — 19-year-old Keandre Hudson — was there to fight her boyfriend. A police officer told Mr. Hudson to leave and, according to the police report, he did.

Riverhead police Lt. David Lessard told the News-Review that police recovered a gun later that night that they believe Mr. Hudson had intended to use during the fight. A warrant was soon after issued for Mr. Hudson’s arrest.

Last week — nearly a month later — Mr. Hudson was apprehended in Mastic after a two-hour standoff with police, according to a Suffolk County Police news release.

Newsday reported that Mr. Hudson was leaving a neighbor’s house on Moriches Avenue about 11:15 a.m. last Wednesday when he noticed Seventh Precinct officers watching him and ran back inside.

Deputy Chief Kevin Fallon, a Suffolk police spokesman, told Newsday that Mr. Hudson recognized police were after him.

“Since we knew he was wanted on a weapons charge, we thought he could be armed, so we wanted to take precautions,” Deputy Chief Fallon said in an interview with Newsday.

Mr. Hudson remained in the home for about two hours and refused to leave, according to police. Police said no shots were fired, no hostages were involved and no one was injured.

Eventually Mr. Hudson was taken into custody, police said. Two other men inside the house were also arrested and charged with petit larceny unrelated to the standoff.

Suffolk County police charged Mr. Hudson with felony robbery, assault, weapons possession and two counts of felony drug possession related to a May 14 incident in Mastic Beach, according to police and county jail employees.

Suffolk police declined to release further details on the standoff incident.

Mr. Hudson was arraigned on the Mastic Beach charges in Suffolk County First District Court and held on $450,000 cash bail or $400,000 bond, a jail clerk said.

He was taken to Riverhead police headquarters on the active warrant on Friday and charged with felony weapons possession in Riverhead Town court.

He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment and was held without bail or bond, a town court clerk said.

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