NYC Mayor Hit Gym During Gang Standoff


New York's mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino attend the second day of an international summit of Mayors on 'Modern Slavery and Climate Change' on July 21, 2015 at the Vatican. Mayors from around the world have signed a declaration with Pope Francis stating that man-made climate change is real and humanity has a moral imperative to take action. At a two-day summit in the Vatican aimed at spurring efforts to fight global warming following the pope's environment encyclical denouncing the exploitation of the poor and the earth's resources, over 60 mayors pledged to do their part. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)On Friday morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to hit the gym while his police officers were in an armed standoff with a gang leader.

Garland Tyree, a top member of the Bloods, had shot a firefighter early on Friday before locking himself inside a home on Staten Island with an assault riffle.

Meanwhile, de Blasio spent approximately 80 minutes at his local YMCA before sneaking out the side door. According to NY1 City Hall reporter Grace Rauh, de Blasio “always exits gym through front door. Apparently even he realized how bad that visual would have been today.” The standoff resulted in Tyree’s death. The firefighter was hit in the ankle. Read more at DNA Info.