NORTH BABYLON (WPIX) -- Suffolk County police have blocked off part of a North Babylon street Thursday afternoon where reports say an armed man is involved in a standoff with police.
North Babylon High School, which is just south of the scene, has reportedly been on lock down since the standoff began late morning.
Deer Park Ave. to find the person they were assigned to serve an arrest warrant to for criminal contempt wasn't home at the time.
When deputies returned to the house later in the morning, the wanted man displayed what appeared to be a weapon in the window, Chief of Staff Michael Sharkey told Newsday. At that point, deputies reportedly backed off and called for assistance.
The man is apparently "well known" to First Precinct police because several days ago he got into a fight with police, which resulted in a charge of resisting arrest, Sharkey said.
Police are reportedly trying to bring a female friend to the scene in order to help communicate with the man.
In addition to North Babylon High School, Marion G. Vedder Elementary School which is located on Deer Park Avene, is also on lockdown. The district's nearby administrative building is reportedly also on lockdown.
Sheriff's deputies and emergency units have closed the area off to cars and pedestrians within a two-block radius from the house in order to keep people out of gunshot range.
So far, witnesses say no shots have been fired.