A dispute between two neighbors over a parking spot escalated Friday night into a standoff with police after an East Meadow man pointed a pair of guns at officers, who responded by firing at the suspect, authorities said.
Jason Wissel, 49, of 358 Stanley Rd., was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. at his home after, police said, he pointed a sawed-off shotgun and a rifle at officers who had responded to a report that he had menaced his neighbor with a gun.
Wissel, who authorities said was found with several weapons and a cache of ammunition in his home, was not hit by the police shots, but suffered minor injuries in an ensuing struggle with police. The officers were not hurt.See alsoWatch: Police respond to scene DataGun crime numbersPhotosRecent LI mug shots
Authorities said Wissel got into an argument with a male neighbor over a parking spot and threatened him with a gun. Wissel then returned home while the neighbor called police.
Officers from the First Precinct, Emergency Services Unit, Canine Unit and Bureau of Special Operations were sent to the scene, establishing a perimeter around Wissel's home.
Wissel opened the front door and pointed a sawed-off shotgun and long rifle at approaching officers. With the officers "in fear for their lives," police said, they fired at him, but the rounds did not make contact.
A brief struggle ensued, police said, and Wissel was arrested. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he was treated for minor injuries.
Wissel faces two counts of second-degree menacing and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
He is expected to be arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.
With Kevin Deutsch