The Friday evening commute out of Staten Island is in chaos tonight as the NYPD is on the lookout for a group of people seen transferring what look to be rifles between cars at a local parking lot.

The pictures of the weapons, which may be paintball guns, were taken by a retired member of the NYPD:

Checkpoints have been set up all around the island and traffic out of Staten Island is being restricted as cops search for the two vehicles in the photos:

Updates to follow.

Update 6:12: