Man threatened to jump off Linden City Hall (Updated)
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: Linden police say the situation at City Hall has come to a peaceful resolution.
LINDEN — A man climbed to the roof of Linden City Hall on Monday afternoon and threatened to jump, according to police.
RLS Metro Breaking News first reported the man was at the top of the two-story marble building on Wood Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Police were negotiating with the man to come down, according to RLS Metro Breaking News. Police confirmed that report to New Jersey 101.5 that account was correct. The man remained on the room for several hours longer.
Mayor Derek Armstead said in a Facebook post around the same time City Hall was under a "shelter in place."
"We have an unfortunate situation where a man is threatening to jump off and we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe," he wrote.
Police said in a Facebook post early Monday evening the situation "has come to a peaceful resolution." They didn't say exactly how it was resolved, but said roadways would remain closed while resources left the area.
Police did not disclose why the man was threatening to jump.
Linden Police said late Monday afternoon the evening municipal court session would be canceled, and urged people to stay clear of the area.
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