Long Branch police standoff ends with robbery suspect in custody

Authorities say a man sought in the stabbings of two people during a weekend robbery barricaded himself inside a home for several hours before he was taken into custody.

Monmouth County prosecutors say 27-year-old Denismar Andrade faces attempted murder charges stemming from the stabbings that occurred early Saturday in Long Branch. The two victims were both stabbed in the neck and treated at a hospital for their injuries.

The standoff started Wednesday morning when police investigating the robbery went to the home. It concluded when Andrade was removed from the home on a stretcher.

Authorities have not said whether Andrade was injured in the incident. It also wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney

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Witnesses say Andrade had apparently been staying at the home for a couple days.

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