Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Barnegat Man Facing Charge After Long Standoff

Townsquare Media

A heavily armed man who barricaded himself inside his southern New Jersey home last week and kept police at bay for several hours is now facing charges.

Authorities say they found 10 weapons and nearly 1,700 bullets in the Barnegat home of 53-three-year-old Eric Reuter. That came after he allegedly made threatening statements on his Facebook page and barricaded himself inside the residence in a senior community on Thursday night.

Reuter eventually was taken into custody early Friday, after a SWAT team entered the home, and was then taken to a hospital for evaluation. He’s now been charged with obstructing the administration of law.

No injuries were reported in the standoff, though several nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.