Nassau County Police responded to a hostage situation at a house in Seaford late Sunday night and controlled the situation to avoid any injuries.
Police said they received a call of a father barricading himself with his 12-year-old son in their home on Kenora Place and sent a hostage negotiation team to the scene. The hostage negotiators were able to talk the man out of the situation and the boy was freed to safety, according to police.
The father, Steven Esposito, 42, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and then arrested. Esposito is charged with third-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.