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A search for the suspect in the 2010 murder of a Pace University Student turned up empty-handed. Police trying to get into the suspect's apartment were met by his mother who refused to let them in, leading to a long standoff. Jen Maxfield reports.
Police are looking for a suspect indicted in the 2010 murder of a Pace University student who dealt marijuana after an hours-long stand-off outside his Lower East Side apartment ended when cops made their way in and found he wasn't inside, authorities said.
The NYPD went to suspect Jimmy Siders' last known address, a fourth-floor apartment on Madison Street, Wednesday morning to arrest him in connection with the Pace case.
Law enforcement sources said Siders' 50-year-old mother refused to open the door for officers, saying police had come looking for her son before and she was tired of them knocking. Hostage negotiators were called to negotiate with her. She told officers Siders was not inside, but police believed she may be lying.
Sources say the mother finally agreed to let police into the home around noon, but police found he wasn't there. A 15-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were in the home. No one was hurt.
About a dozen emergency vehicles and police cars surrounded the apartment and Madison Street was shut down for several blocks while police investigated.
Siders was indicted as part of the trial of Randy Colon, who was previously charged with murdering Pace student Max Moreno in a Financial District apartment.
Colon's case is ongoing. The shooter, Raymond Rizzo, was already convicted.
-Sheldon Dutes contributed to this report