Center Moriches church has man barricaded inside

On Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017, the man

advertisement | advertise on newsday

On Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017, the man who barricaded himself inside a Catholic church and threatened to use incendiary devices killed himself,  Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said. "He may have tried to blow up his van and/or burn down the church," Brookhaven Town Councilman Daniel Panico said, describing events at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. (Credit: James Carbone)

Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox.

Sign up

By clicking Sign up, you agree to our privacy policy.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy policy.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.