It was a frightening morning for many in Cedarhurst, after word spread about an armed man on the loose. Yeshivas and schools in the Five Towns went into lockdown mode on Tuesday morning, as police searched for an armed man. He was eventually taken into custody at 11:45Am – around an hour after the ordeal began.
According to initial information available to YWN, the Nassau County Police attempted to serve a warrant to a suspect on Spruce Street in Cedarhurst, but the man managed to flee.
Numerous Nassau County Police officers including K-9’s searched for the suspect, and a police helicopter assisted from the air.
Police advised all schools in the area to be placed on lockdown, and HAFTR, TAG, Shor Yoshov and others did just that.
HAFRT had sent out the following message:
Please be advised that we were just notified by our local precinct of some police activity and all local schools were asked to lock all doors and have everyone inside until further notice. As always, security is stationed at all locations. All of our students and faculty are safe. Nobody will be permitted on or off campus until further notice. We will keep you updated as soon as we can.
Thankfully, the incident is under control as the man was apprehended.
Please be advised that we were just notified by our local precinct of some police activity and all local schools were asked to lock all doors and have everyone inside until further notice. As always, security is… https://t.co/pPOEtKjJJG
— HAFTR (@OfficialHAFTR) January 15, 2019
Don’t have much information, but apparently a man wielding a gun is being searched down in Cedarhurst, NY. He was also spotted standing in a resident’s backyard. Stay safe everyone!#News #BreakingNews #NewYork #NYC #QueensNY #Crime@CBSNews @NBCNews @ABC7NY @cnnbrk @bbc pic.twitter.com/i3qllIBkCA
— Akiva Elefant (@AkivaElefant) January 15, 2019