Woman held captive in Glen Cove


Glen Cove police were led on a car chase after receiving a call at 12:15 on Monday alleging a woman was being held against her will.

Detective Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove Police Department said an unidentified man and woman, both Suffolk county residents, were driving on Glen Cove Avenue in a 2017 black Honda. When the woman tried to leave the car, the suspect refused to let her go.

The woman initially made contact with an out-of-state friend who then contacted the Glen Cove Police Department on her behalf. Nagle said the woman was trying to break up with the suspect, but believed he might physically hurt her at that moment.

When police attempted to stop the car in Glen Cove, the suspect sped off. The woman escaped when the driver stopped the car in Roslyn. The pursuit led police to Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road, where Nagle said the suspect intentionally crashed into a Glen Cove police car. The driver sped away, and the pursuit was called off to minimize danger to the public.

Police are still looking for the driver, and say the incident is still under investigation. There were no reported injuries.