Police find woman's body at scene of Yonkers hostage standoff
(10/07/05) YONKERS ? A hostage situation in Yonkers turned tragic Friday after police found a slain woman at the scene of the standoff.
Police responded to the situation on Vredenburgh Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. According to authorities, a man armed with a rifle held his girlfriend against her will for two hours. After negotiations over the phone, the man was eventually taken into custody. However, police found the body of a woman believed to be the man?s girlfriend during a search of the scene.
Police are withholding the identities of both individuals. It is not known if the slain woman was killed before or during the standoff.