Barricaded Man Situation Ends Peacefully in Middlesex

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Matthew P. Geist of the Middlesex Police Department said today that charges have been filed against a borough man after he surrendered to police following an incident at his home last night.

Robert Lujan, 40, of Middlesex Borough, has been charged with one count of false public alarm in the second degree, one count of misuse of a 911 call in the fourth degree, and one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

The charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Middlesex Police Department after police resolved a potentially dangerous situation by convincing Lujan to surrender following the incident at his home.

Law enforcement officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were dispatched shortly after police were called at 5:21p.m. on September 3, 2019.

Lujan surrendered at 8:41 p.m. following negotiations with SORT.

No one was injured during the incident last night.

The defendant was released on a summons and is scheduled to appear on September 26, 2019 in New Brunswick Superior Court.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Daniel McCue at the Middlesex Police Department (732) 356-1900.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Lujan are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.