Service on the Long Island Rail Road's Montauk branch was temporarily suspended Thursday in both directions between Babylon and Patchogue as New York City police looked for a shooting suspect, according to the NYPD.
The NYPD's Warrant Squad, with help from Suffolk County police, were hunting for a suspect in a November 2011 nonfatal shooting in the Bronx near Bruckner Boulevard and Bryant Avenue, an NYPD spokesman said.
The search included some LIRR property in Bay Shore, near First Avenue, south of the tracks and east of the rail station, the NYPD said.
A spokesman for the commuter service said Suffolk County police had requested the temporary suspension of service, which lasted about 25 minutes.
The email alert was sent at 11:58 a.m. and at least two eastbound trains were delayed, the service said.
It's unclear whether the situation was related to a lockout at Bay Shore schools.
The district was on lockout due to "suspicious activity" in the area, reported to the district by police, said Gardiner Manor School principal Carlton Brown.
Brown did not provide details.
Parents were being notified that all classes and in-school activities were taking place as usual.
With Erin Geismar