The man who had barricaded himself inside his Mamaroneck home after a fight with his wife, causing a lockdown at Mamaroneck High School for several hours during the day, surrendered himself to Village Police and a County SWAT Team at 6:16 pm Monday.
No weapons were recovered.
The day-long drama began about 10:45 am Monday when Village Police received a call from a woman saying that her husband had locked himself inside their house at 813 Woodbine Avenue, about a block from the Palmer wing of Mamaroneck High School, and on a block where many older students park their cars.
The wife told police her husband might have a rifle, according to Detective Sandra DiRuzza. That’s when the County Public Safety Dept. became involved, and a lockdown was imposed both for MHS and local residents.
813 Woodbine Avenue, a white, two-story house, is visible from Palmer Avenue, behind a Mobil station near the corner of Rockland Ave. Woodbine Avenue is just one block long and connects Rockland Avenue to Fulton Road.
Police say no weapons were recovered, and the man was transported to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation. At this time, no charges are being filed.
Students at Mamaroneck High School were allowed to leave the building from the Boston Post Road exits at about 3:00 pm. The school was in lockdown from approximately 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
All after school activities and sports, including away games, were cancelled.
MHS students said most of them heard of the situation from other students, before teachers were informed.
One Senior says he noticed the school doors were blocked so that no one would exit, and later an announcement about the lockdown was made. He said an Assistant Principal came to classrooms to explain to students that they were not to leave the building.