Man who Barricaded Himself Inside Rahway Apartment Surrenders Peacefully

There were no injuries reported in a police standoff that had a man barricaded himself inside an apartment in Rahway this afternoon.

The incident unfolded just before 2:25 p.m. in the 70’s block of Cherry Street where police say the suspect refused to come out of the apartment next door to the Plain Dave’s Diner.

Police called in Union Country SWAT after they learned that the suspect was possibly armed and holding hostages.

According to police, after negotiating with the suspect for just over an hour, he surrendered peacefully.

EMS transported the suspect to an area hospital for an evaluation.

The incident remains under investigation.