Police close off south River Avenue following 'mental illness crisis call'

Situation has been resolved, police say


Suffolk County Police closed off River Avenue in Patchogue south of the train tracks near Division Street Tuesday afternoon after responding to a "mental illness crisis call" in the area, police at the scene said.

At 1:23 p.m., police received a call from an individual who expressed concern with the mental health status of a man located in a vehicle on River Avenue, according to Suffolk County Police Department Public Relations.

The owner of Kell's Kitchen, the deli located at 140 River Avenue, said she saw a helicopter circling the area and noticed a Suffolk County van driving southbound down River Avenue.

Police said the situation has since been resolved and the man in question is with the police. 

River Avenue remained closed around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. 

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.