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NJ Man Arrested After Police Standoff in Bernardsville


A 47-year-old borough man is in custody after a police standoff Sunday morning at his home, authorities said.

Police responded to an Old Wood Road home shortly after 2 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute involving a reportedly armed man with a handgun.

Upon arrival, officers attempting to assist a 42-year-old woman - bleeding from a head injury - out of the home when they were confronted by James Tyrone who quickly grabbed a 39-year-old male friend and used him as a human shield with gun at hand.

Tyrone, who allegedly asked the officers to kill him, was finally unarmed by his friend after he was able to grab the loaded 9mm Walther P99.

Tyrone was consequently arrested and charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, third-degree aggravated assault and fourth-degree aggravated assault.

His bail was set at $75,000.

The woman was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Tyrone was transported to an area hospital for observation.