Point Beach police standoff ends with man in custody
POINT PLEASANT BEACH —The standoff in Point Pleasant Beach that resulted in a SWAT team being called out has ended peacefully with the suspect taken into custody by police.
The Point Pleasant Beach Police Department reported that the incident occured on Atlantic Avenue during a welfare check at 10:38 on Monday morning. Officers made contact with a man who told them he didn't want to speak to the officers, and that he was armed, police said.
Law enforcement from neighboring towns as well as the Ocean County Regional SWAT team were called in to assist with the situation, while negotiations took place over the phone, police said. Neighbors were also evacuated from the scene and the Point Pleasant Emergency Squad was put on standby, police said.
The man stayed inside the home for several hours before surrendering voluntarily to the SWAT team, police said.
He was taken into the custody and taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation, police said.
Point Pleasant Beach Police cleared the scene at 3 p.m. and said the investigation is ongoing. Criminal charges against the man are also pending.
Police have not released the man's name
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