Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced that earlier today authorities responded to an armed male barricaded in his home in the borough.
Reports say that the unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to officials, the South River Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Response Team responded to the residence after they were alerted that an armed male had barricaded himself in his South River home.
Police say that one shot was fired within the home, no shots were fired by law enforcement.
While an autopsy is pending by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, preliminary reports say that the male died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.