James Sider, suspect in 2010 killing of N.Y. college student, not found in apartment surrounded by police, report says

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New York City police officers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, where they reportedly were looking to arrest a suspect in a 2010 murder.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A standoff in New York City has ended after police determined James Sider, a potential suspect in the 2010 killing of a college student, was not in the Lower East Side apartment, CBS New York reports.

According to police, Sider's mother had refused to open the door when they arrived at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant to her son, a man who is wanted in the 2010 murder of Max Moreno, a Pace University student.

After four hours, Sider's mother reportedly relented and opened the door. Police say another person, identified as James Sider's brother, Christian Sider, was in the apartment. But 31-year-old James Sider reportedly was not there.

Police are said to be continuing to look for him.

The 21-year-old Moreno was fatally shot in his Manhattan apartment in 2010. Sider is reportedly the third person wanted in the case. A gunman was convicted and a second suspect is awaiting trial, CBS New York reports.

Complete coverage of the New York City standoff on Crimesider