PHOTOS: FDNY firefighter shot twice in Staten Island stand-off
Sources say Garland Tyree set a fire and shot a firefighter after the U.S. marshals tried to serve him with a warrant.
A New York City firefighter was in serious but stable condition on Friday morning after responding to a house fire in Mariner’s Harbor, Staten Island.
The FDNY said later Friday morning that firefighters responded after a call of a fire came from 15 Destiny Court just before 6 a.m.
Tyree, 38, is believed to be on parole. "Today I die," he posted on what is believed to be his Facebook around the time authorities responded.
Tyree recently posted photos of old newspaper clippings that included his mugshot and the headline "Cops want to quiz teen in connection with party slaying." Tyree posted that he is a student at CUNY Staten Island, and his social media photos include shots of him and his family in prison.
The firefighter was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, the FDNY said.
The stand-off continues, and Commissioner Bill Bratton arrived on scene just before 9 a.m.Stay with Metro for updates.
RT ABC7NY: RT DrayClarkABC7: Commissioner Bratton just arriving on Staten Island where a standoff continues with a… pic.twitter.com/HZONDt2XsZ— Bx Fern! (@BXFern) August 14, 2015
Standoff underway on Staten Island after suspect set home ablaze, began shooting when marshals tried to serve warrant http://t.co/y1wRJkoVfC— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) August 14, 2015