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Man Surrenders After Standoff at Monroe Twp. Home

By kcora on
Monroe Township (Middlesex)

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Michael E. Lloyd of the Monroe Township Police Department said a team of law enforcement officers successfully resolved a potentially dangerous situation by convincing an apparently distraught man to surrender following an incident at a home in the township today.

No charges have been filed, but the man, whose identity is being withheld, is in custody pending the outcome of an investigation.

A woman who was located on a second floor of the home was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was being treated for a head injury.

More than 20 law enforcement officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were dispatched shortly after police were called at 9:34 a.m.

The man surrendered at 12:55 p.m. following negotiations with SORT.

No shots were fired during the incident and no police officers were injured.

The incident is being investigated by the Monroe Township Police Department.

Photo: Monroe Twp. Police