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9-hour police standoff in Parsippany ends with arrest

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A Parsippany man was arrested on two active warrants following a nine-hour standoff Tuesday evening with police, according to Parsippany Police Sergeant Brian Conover.

At around 4:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence on Smith Road for a welfare check on Jesus Quintela, 40, which was requested by a family member, Conover said.

Prior to arriving on the scene, the officers spoke to the caller who was concerned about Quintela’s well-being and made officers aware that he may be in possession of a firearm and has two active warrants for his arrest, Conover said.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with Quintela who they observed was inside the residence. After multiple attempts to get the individual to come to the door, along with his defiant behavior, the officers pulled back from the residence for their safety and established a perimeter, Conover said.

 The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team arrived on scene at around 8: 30 p.m. and attempted to make contact with Quintela, Conover said.

The SERT team was able to make entry into the home at approximately 1:10 a.m. and take Quintela into custody. No weapons were recovered from the scene and no injuries were reported, Conover said.

Quintela was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility for his active warrants.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(photo: Courtesy Parsippany Police Department)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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