Man arrested after barricading himself in Brooklyn apartment; shots fired: NYPD


PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man has been arrested after barricading himself in a Brooklyn apartment Friday.

Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at about 5:43 a.m. along Maple Street and Nostrand Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

According to police, an arrest warrant was issued for a man when shots were fired. No one was struck, cops said.

The man, identified as 54-year-old Wilbert Bryant of Brooklyn,  barricaded himself in the apartment, and police responded to the scene.

Bryant was later pulled out on a stretcher and transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He has since been released and will be be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Bryant is charged in this superseding indictment regarding the extortion that resulted in the October 23, 2017 murder in Queens.

AIR11 was over the scene, where there was heavy police presence.

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