2009-05-08 / Top Stories

Cops Flush EDP From Beach 120 Street Home

By Howard Schwach

Police officers from the NYPD's hostage negotiation team talked Kathleen Miller out of the family's bathroom on Monday after she slashed her wrists with a knife. The incident took place at 168 Beach 120 Street in Belle Harbor. Police officers from the NYPD's hostage negotiation team talked Kathleen Miller out of the family's bathroom on Monday after she slashed her wrists with a knife. The incident took place at 168 Beach 120 Street in Belle Harbor. A 49-year-old woman who was reportedly emotionally disturbed took a knife and locked herself in the bathroom of her family home on Monday, drawing a massive police presence to the Rockaway Park neighborhood.

Police say that they responded to 168 Beach 120 Street at about 8 a.m. on May 4 when Nick Miller called to say that his mother, Kathleen Miller, has been acting strangely and had locked herself in the bathroom, taking a large knife with her.

Miller told police that his mother had been depressed and despondent and he feared that she would harm herself.

After some time, the NYPD's emergency service and hostage negotiation teams responded to Rockaway Park and began a dialogue with the disturbed woman.

After a brief negotiation, police talked the elder Miller out of the bathroom.

She was treated at the scene for selfinflicted lacerations to both wrists, officials say.

Miller was transported to the psychiatric unit at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway for evaluation and further treatment for her wounds.

Officials say that she remains in the hospital at press time.

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