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Man Surrenders After Standoff at Monroe Twp. Home

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