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Police Standoff Reported Near Keyport Bar Overnight

By rlsmetro on

A massive police presence near a bar in Keyport had authorities on the scene of a reported standoff on Sunday night.

According to published and on-scene reports police responded to the area of Broad Street and American Legion Drive to investigate a fight in the area at a bar.

Police have not released an official statement yet by several onlookers at the scene stated that they were evacuated from their apartment after the incident unfolded across the street from the bar that's located in the 30’s block of Broad Street.

According to published reports from News-12 NJ, witnesses told them that one of the people involved in the fight took off and barricaded himself in a second-floor apartment in a building.

According to a flyer obtained by RLS Media, there was a scheduled tribute and benefit held at the bar Sunday night for Keyport resident Evan Smutz, who was killed last month but police have not confirmed of the incidents are related.

It is not clear of the barricaded person was holding hostages at this time.

The potential standoff ended several hours later.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.