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Police in standoff with man at Point Pleasant Beach house

UPDATED: From Point Pleasant Beach Police Department:

On January 16th, 2017 at 1038 AM, SGT Gerald Quaglia, CPL Brian Spader and PFC Scott Nase responded to 617 Atlantic Ave to check on the welfare of a male subject.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the male, who stated he was armed with a weapon and did not want to speak with officers. Officers immediately backed out of the residence and secured the scene. Several neighboring towns were requested to respond as well as members of the Ocean County Regional SWAT team.

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Phone contact was made with the subject who after a few hours, voluntarily surrendered to members of the SWAT team. He was taken into custody without further incident and subsequently transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.
Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution as well as members of the Point Pleasant Emergency Squad being put on standby.
All Officers cleared the scene at 1500hrs. This is still an active investigation and criminal charges are pending at this time.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Ocean County SWAT team is on the scene of a borough home where a resident has barricaded himself inside. Authorities at the Atlantic Avenue home are negotiating with a man Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardi described as “despondent.” The man has no hostages and is alone in the house, the…

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