Drone used by NYPD for first time in Cobble Hill standoff

It’s officially the dawning of the age of drones and for a little proof, the NYPD utilized a drone for the first time on Tuesday to help track a 47-year-old man who barricaded himself inside his apartment on Court St in Cobble Hill.

Responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed man with a gun after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, police used a drone equipped with a camera to get a view of the man while negotiating with him to disarm and surrender. The gun turned out to be a fugazi (plastic gun) and the man underwent evaluation at a local hospital, ABC7 reports.

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