Retired Teacher Standoff Ends Without Injury on Long Island

The man turned out not to be armed

By Greg Cergol
|  Monday, Apr 30, 2012  |  Updated 3:34 PM EDT
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Retired Teacher Standoff Ends on L.I.

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A seven-hour standoff with police outside the home of a 62-year-old retired schoolteacher ended without injuries Monday.

The man turned out not to be armed, officials said. He was eventually removed without incident and taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack had said the man called police Monday morning asking them to check on a colleague of his in Franklin Square, but when police went to that address, the man was fine. 

He told them the schoolteacher was the one who needed to be checked on. So the 911 operator called the teacher back and it was determined that police needed to respond to his home on Carriage Lane.

After that call, police had no contact with the man for a few hours. A heavy police presence gathered outside his home. There was no one else in the house, Lack said.

Two schools in the area, Division Avenue High School and Summit Lane Elementary, were put on lockdown as a precaution. A small number of homes on Carriage Lane were evacuated, police said.

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