Erie, Pa. (WJET/WFXP/ — A standoff between police and a suspect took place this afternoon in east Erie.

Reports of an alleged standoff came in around 5:30 p.m. on Friday of a possible standoff in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Erie.

An official from Erie Police Department SWAT Team says the standoff was to secure the home pending a search. The official also says the standoff is in connection with the possible fatal drive-by shooting that took place Friday Morning near the intersection of East 17th and French Streets.

According to reports from the scene, police arrived to find an alleged suspect inside a home in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Ave.

A warrant was obtained at the scene of the standoff, but the alleged suspect was not in the home upon entry. The investigation is ongoing.