Potential suspect in 2010 homicide of college student in standoff with NYPD, reports say

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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - New York City police officers are involved in a standoff with a potential suspect in the 2010 killing of a college student, CBS New York reports.

The station reports police were serving a warrant to 31-year-old James Sider around 8 a.m. Wednesday in lower Manhattan when Sider allegedly refused to open his door and barricaded himself inside the apartment.

According to the station, Sider is wanted for the 2010 shooting of 21-year-old Pace University student Max Moreno, who was shot in his off-campus Manhattan apartment.

Three other people are reportedly inside the apartment with Sider, including children, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said, according to the station.

Sider's wheel-chair bound mother is also reportedly inside the apartment.

It is unclear if Sider is armed.

Hostage negotiators are on the scene.