Updated Tuesday, March 17, 10 a.m.
An unidentified gunman was taken into custody moments after he allegedly turned his weapon on police officers responding to a Maspeth emergency Monday morning.
Law enforcement sources said the shots were fired at about 8:20 a.m. as 104th Precinct officers visited a home on 56th Avenue off 60th Street.
Moments earlier, authorities said, police received a call regarding a “man with a gun” at the location.
When the officers arrived at the home, police stated, the suspect — described as a white male in his 20s — fired shots at the officers. No one, however, was hit.
The incident led to a massive police response and search. Within moments, police officers ordered the suspect to drop his firearm; he reportedly complied and was taken into custody.
The gun was recovered, but police did not disclose the type of weapon.
Five officers were also brought to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered while responding to the shooting.
Charges against the shooter are pending the results of an ongoing investigation.