CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police have surrounded a church in Center Moriches and are involved in a standoff with a man believed to be inside.
The incident began at around 1:15 p.m. Friday afternoon at St. John the Evangelist church.
There is a large police presence at the scene, including armored vehicles and officers with tactical gear.
Police have used a robot to open the door to the church.
Police have closed Main Street between Railroad Avenue and Reeves Road due to the incident.
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Schools in the area were dismissed early.
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