A man accused of attacking his girlfriend barricaded himself inside his Staten Island home for nearly four hours Monday after cops showed up with an arrest warrant, police said.
Damian Woodward, 40, was wheeled out of his Nunley Court home at about 10:30 a.m. on a stretcher, shouting that he had done nothing wrong, after the tense confrontation.
Police said Woodward attacked his 31-year-old girlfriend on Sunday, hitting her and choking her when she showed up to retrieve her purse, police said.
Cops got a warrant for his arrest and came calling at about 6:40 a.m., police said.
When Woodward wouldn’t come out, police, including members of the NYPDs Emergency Services Unit, swarmed the area.
A video taken by the Staten Island Advance shows Woodward yelling, “I did nothing wrong!” as he’s wheeled into an ambulance, and asking a woman to look after his dog.
Authorities also requested a hostage negotiation team and support from the specialized Technical Assistance Response Unit. It wasn’t immediately clear if Woodward had a weapon, but initial reports suggested he was armed.
Cops wearing helmets and bullet-resistant vests kept onlookers a block and a half away during the standoff.
In addition to any new charges, Woodward faces domestic-violence related assault charges involving another woman he was dating, police said.
He was arrested May 30, accused of punching a 30-year-old woman in the face in his home two days prior, cops said. He was freed on $500 cash bail on May 31.