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DEVELOPING NEWARK NJ: Police Standoff Underway in Newark


A large police presence that includes officers from Special Weapons and Tactics have established a crime scene in the 100 block of South 7th Street at this time.

Police were called to the scene after reports of shots fired in the residential block at around 10:30 a.m.

Units arrived to the scene and were told that a man, who had just fired a gun in the area, ran inside of a house at that location.

Police officers surrounded the house and are now checking to see if the suspect is indeed inside the residence.

A car was struck by bullets fired by the suspect, but there are no injuries reported at this time.

There are no reports of hostages.

UPDATE 12:40 pm: Entry was made into the house but there was no suspect.