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Negotiators called during welfare check at Hunterdon County home

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Police officers went to a Tewksbury Township home for a welfare check, which later led to police negotiators being called out, according to Tewksbury Police Chief Tim Barlow.

On March 21, police responded to a residence on Fairmount Road West to conduct a welfare check. The resident locked them self in their home and refused to communicate with the police, Barlow siad.

Negotiators responded to the scene to assist in attempting to communicate with the resident. Contact was eventually made with the resident and the resident was transported to the hospital, Barlow said.

“There was no danger to the public during the incident and no criminal charges have been filed at this time,” Barlow said.

During the incident, Fairmount Road West (Rt 512) was closed between Pace Farm Road and Tamarack Farm Lane.

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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