Police: Suspect tries to escape back window of home, 2 in custody

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Police tell News 12 they found a person trying to escape through the back window of a house while conducting a home visit in Canarsie.

Police say they found the suspect while they were inside of a home on Paerdegat Eighth Street and East 80th Street around 3 p.m.

Police say officers went after the person attempting to escape and got into a short struggle.

They say the suspect tried to reach for an officer's gun, causing the officer to grab onto their gun and shoot one round. The round did not strike anybody.

Police say they now have two people in custody due to the incident.

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