On Monday afternoon in Elmont, drivers were advised that Meecham Avenue was closed in both directions between Dutch Broadway and East Street due to a police activity, officials said.
They were also instructed to avoid the area and to expect delays.
Eyewitness Judith Fenning said it was on Meacham Avenue where the section between E and G Streets was cordoned off due to what she believed was a hostage situation. "You can't go anywhere," she said, in a phone call to the Herald. "It's been this way for a couple of hours now."
Abut a half hour after her phone call, the situation was relieved and the street was reopened to traffic.