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

Situation has been resolved, police say

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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. 

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