We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on, but a neighbor tells us there’s major police activity on Highlawn Avenue between West 8th Street and West 9th Street.
The neighbor first stumbled across the action around 3:45 p.m., with streets taped off and police vehicles blocking traffic. There were also police blocking off West 9th Street toward Avenue S, she said.
Emergency Service Unites – the NYPD’s version of SWAT – were seen entering a house on Highlawn Avenue, and a canine unit is also on the scene.
Neighbors believe it’s a drug and weapon bust, be have yet to confirm this.
Here’s another photo from our tipster:
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