Person in custody after barricade situation in Washington Boro


WASHINGTON BORO, N.J. (Warren County) – One person is in custody after a barricade situation this afternoon.

Washington Twp Police, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Warren County Tactical Response Team responded Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. to reports of a suspect, who was threatening suicide, that was barricaded inside a residence in the 300 block of Belvidere Avenue, police said.

“Police activity in the 300 block of Belvidere Ave. In Washington Boro. Use alternate routes till further notice,” according to a post on the Washington Twp Police Twitter page.

There had also been an evacuation of a surrounding resident but they have since been allowed back the their home, according to radio reports.

As of 5:28 p.m.”The police activity on Belvidere Avenue has concluded. The road is now open to through traffic,” according to a post on the Washington Twp Police Twitter page.

The suspect, whom police did not identify, does not face charges. The suspect was then taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Phillipsburg for a crisis evaluation.

According to radio reports, the suspect was allegedly armed but police were still continuing to investigate whether any weapons were in the home at the time of the incident.

By: Jay Edwards
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