Ludlow Street on Lockdown with Armed Suspect Holed up at Redford Hotel [Updated]
Ludlow Street in Hell Square is crawling with cops right now. And from what we’ve been told, a detachment has been here for the last few hours.
But now the crime scene is established. From what we’re hearing, a worker at the El Luchador was held up and robbed at gunpoint. The suspect allegedly fled next door and apparently barricaded himself inside the Redford Hotel.
Detectives are investigating, and there is a large squad inside the hotel lobby. Cops in riot gear are also milling about.
We have no further information at this time, and are waiting to hear confirmation from the 7th Precinct regarding the incident.
Update 8:10pm: police are starting to leave the scene now. Ludlow reopened to traffic. The restaurant confirmed to us that the worker is okay, and that nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.