Standoff situation ends in Point Pleasant Beach

    Police on the scene of a standoff this afternoon in Point Pleasant Beach. (Photo: JSHN contributor Andrew Michael)

    Police on the scene of a standoff this afternoon in Point Pleasant Beach. (Photo: JSHN contributor Andrew Michael)

    A standoff in Point Pleasant Beach between a barricaded man inside a house and police lasted about two hours this afternoon.

    A SWAT team comprised of police officers from throughout Ocean County converged on the Atlantic Avenue house shortly after noon.

    After about two hours of negotiations, the man was taken in custody without incident shortly after 2 p.m., Jersey Shore Hurricane News (JSHN) reported. He was transported to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation. 

    There were no hostages or anyone else inside. Police have not yet said if the man was armed.

    No one was injured. 

    It’s not immediately known if the man, who police have yet identified, will face any charges. Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy told NJ.com that the man was “despondent.” The online news outlet also reported that the man mentioned suicide to a relative, who then called police. 

    Authorities have not yet released additional details about the man or situation.

    Eyewitnesses told JSHN that there was a heavy police presence on Atlantic Avenue, which is just west of Route 35 and south of the downtown area. 

    Police, who cleared and secured the area, were seen with rifles and tactical gear, and snipers were spotted. 

    The author, Justin Auciello, is the publisher of JSHN. 

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