A police search for a suspicious man knocking on doors of residences in Massapequa Park caused a brief lock-out at East Lake Elementary School Wednesday, officials said.
Cops received a number of reports about the man and beefed up police presence in the area of Massapequa Park north of Front Street and east of Broadway.
"As a precautionary measure, the East Lake school initiated lock-out procedures for a short time until more information was provided by the police," the school wrote in an email to parents.
The district also added extra security and supervision at East Lake and McKenna Elementary School.
School officials said police told them the man they were looking for was not armed or reported to be dangerous.
Police said the search yielded no results.