Suspect Surrenders In Levittown Standoff That Prompted School Lockdowns
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A suspect was arrested without incident on Long Island Tuesday afternoon, following a standoff that prompted authorities to place four schools on lockdown.
Shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, a tenant pulled a gun and fired shots inside a house, during a dispute with his landlord, police said. The landlord was struck by shattered glass and suffered minor injuries, police said.
The quarrel then spilled outside the home. More shots were fired and a woman in a car suffered minor injuries when she was struck by shattered glass, police said.
Both victims refused medical treatment, police said.
After allegedly firing the shots, the suspect ran back in the home and holed up inside by himself, police said. That move prompted a standoff with officers at the scene.
Around 4:50 p.m., the suspect — identified as Rohan Kahn — surrendered and was arrested without incident, police said. Information about charges was not immediately learned.
During the standoff, schools in Levittown went into lockdown mode, according to Island Trees School Superintendent Dr. Charles Murphy.
School officials were advised by police around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday of a report of a shooting in the area, Murphy said.
Murphy said high school dismissal was already underway at that point. Several buses returned to the school and those students were placed in lockdown.
A middle school and two elementary schools in the district also were affected.
Dismissal at the schools had already slowly begun by the time the suspect was arrested, police said.
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