Teen Claims He Was Duct Taped and Held Captive at Queens Home, Sources Say
QUEENS — An 18-year old told police that he was bound with duct tape and held for hours by a group of men in a Jamaica Hills home Wednesday night, before he managed to escape and call 911 the next morning, sources said.
The teen, who later stopped cooperating with investigators, initially told police that he went to the house on 168th Place, near Gothic Drive, around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, where he met with three other men.
The victim, who lives several blocks away, also told investigators that a verbal dispute broke out, which later turned physical, sources said.
The men then duct-taped him and held him through the night, the teen told investigators. He was also hit in the head, sources said.
He told police that he managed to free himself in the morning and ran to a nearby car service where he called 911, sources said.
The teen was later taken to Jamaica Hospital.
Police were questioning a man in his 20s in connection with the case, but as of Thursday afternoon no arrests have been made, sources said.