Police release video of man who held 84-year-old woman hostage inside apartment

Police have released surveillance video of a man they say held an 84-year-old woman hostage with a knife inside her Bronx home. It happened on East 209th Street and Hull Avenue on Monday around 10:15

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2016, 3:30 PM

Updated 3,013 days ago

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Police have released surveillance video of a man they say held an 84-year-old woman hostage with a knife inside her Bronx home.
It happened on East 209th Street and Hull Avenue on Monday around 10:15 a.m. 
Police say the woman was walking home from church when the man pushed her inside her apartment.
Police say once inside, the man pulled out a knife and choked her. 
Police say the man stayed inside the apartment for over two hours. 
The woman made her escape after offering to make the intruder a sandwich. 
She suffered injuries to her neck and hip, but refused medical treatment, according to police.
Police say the suspect stole $300 and a bottle of brandy.


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