Person taken into custody after standoff with police in High Bridge

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

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office SWAT Team and the High Bridge Borough Police Department responded to a High Bridge residence for a barricaded subject earlier Tuesday afternoon.

The armed person was taken into custody without incident at approximately 6:30 p.m..

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “I would like to commend Chief Bret Bartman and the High Bridge Police Department as well as the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office SWAT team and negotiators. 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.”

High Bridge Borough Chief Bret Bartman stated, “I commend all involved law enforcement, medical and fire personnel in bringing this situation to a resolution. Our citizens should remain confident in our efforts to maintain a safe community.”

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy John Burricelli | For WRNJ)
(Photo: Courtesy John Burricelli | For WRNJ)