Police Involved In Standoff At Church In Center Moriches

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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