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Person taken into custody after standoff with police in High Bridge

HIGH BRIDGE BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A standoff with an armed person in High Bridge Tuesday morning has been safely resolved, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and High Bridge Police Chief Brett Bartman.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office SWAT Team and the High Bridge Borough Police Department responded to a Church St residence shortly after 5:00 a.m. for a report of a barricaded person, Kearns said.

After an hour of negotiations, the armed person was taken into custody at around 8:30 a.m. without incident, Kearns said.

The person, whose name was not released, was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree terrorist threats, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

“I would like to commend Chief Brett Bartman and the High Bridge Police Department, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office SWAT team assisted by negotiators, Lebanon Township Police Department, Town of Clinton Police Department, Tewksbury Township Police Department, Hunterdon County Park Rangers, Hunterdon County Communications Command and High Bridge Fire and EMS,” Kearns said.

“The officers and the team that responded today train vigorously for situations like this. Their level of competency and commitment to their profession directly led to bringing the individual into custody without further incident or injury. Law enforcement exercised great restraint and professionalism in bringing this matter to a safe resolution, Kearns said.

“I would like to commend the tactics of the Hunterdon County SWAT team and the actions of all responding officers and agencies in bringing this incident to an expedited resolution. Our officers remain committed to protecting the public and helping those in need,” High Bridge Borough Chief Brett Bartman said.

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