Suffolk police said a man surrendered late Monday at a...

Suffolk police said a man surrendered late Monday at a home on New York Avenue in South Huntington after a standoff lasting more than five hours. Credit: Barry Sloan

A standoff between a man and Suffolk police across from the Walt Whitman Shops in South Huntington ended after more than five hours late Monday when the man surrendered, authorities said.

Officers responded at 3:40 p.m. to a home on New York Avenue for a report of a man barricaded inside, police said. The home is located near Greenland Drive across from the Walt Whitman Shops.

Police said the 55-year-old man surrendered shortly after 9 p.m. and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police did not release the man's name or provide an update on his condition Tuesday.

He was not placed under arrest and there were no injuries, police said.

Police shut down New York Avenue along a stretch of roadway bordering the mall's eastern parking lot during the standoff, causing a traffic backup and forcing holiday shoppers to find another way out.

By 10 p.m., the road had reopened to traffic.

Police did not provide details about what sparked the standoff or whether the man was armed.

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