Barnegat standoff ends peacefully after man with guns taken into custody
BARNEGAT — After a six hour standoff a heavily armed man was taken into custody after police were called to a home on Cape Cod Avenue for a reported dispute.
The 48-year-old man, who police did not identify, refused to follow orders by police to leave the house when they arrived on scene around 7:20 p.m., according to the police department. Officers on scene determined the man was alone in the house and worked to secure the scene. Area residents were also directed to shelter in place while police attempted to negotiate with the man.
After what police described as "intermittent dialogue," the man surrendered to police without incident. Officers reported finding three handguns, a shotgun, a 9mm carbine, edged weapons, and close to 3,000 rounds of ammunition after entering the house.
Along with the Barnegat department, other agencies responding to the scene included the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, the Stafford Township Police Department, who also provided a K-9 officer, and the Barnegat Township First Aid Squad and MONOC.
The man was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center for evaluation and was charged with obstructing the administration of law.
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