Police in Brigantine spent their Friday talking a man out of a barricade/standoff situation, and dealing with two people who apparently overdosed.

The barricade situation happened in in the morning, resulting in a man barricading himself in his home and holding police at bay for over an hour.

Here are the details, as provided by the Brigantine Police Department:

"...at approximately 9:00AM Squad #4 responded to a residence for the report of a male violating a domestic violence restraining order. The caller reported that the male was barricaded in a bedroom with a knife. Officers Hurst, Lyons and Rote along with Sergeant Glasser responded and ensured that family members were removed from the residence for their safety. After the male refused to respond to officers' requests to exit, Lieutenant Feehan (BPD negotiator) and Detective O’Donoghue (BPD assigned to Atlantic County SWAT Team) responded to assist patrol units, and Captain Casamento established scene command. After a standoff that lasted over an hour, the male agreed to come out of the room and surrendered to police peacefully. The male was not found to be in possession of a knife. In addition to being in contempt of an active restraining order, he was found to have an active warrant from the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office"

The apparent overdose incidents happened in the afternoon near a local convenience store.

"...at approximately 1:00PM, Brigantine Police Department Squad #4 and Brigantine Professional Firefighters were dispatched to Wawa (South) for a report of two persons overdosing. Upon arrival a female subject was found exhibiting signs of a drug overdose and was slouched against a vehicle in the parking lot. She was transported to the hospital by Brigantine Fire/Rescue.

At the same time, the Police and Fire/Rescue were directed to the second subject by witnesses and he was located inside a vehicle in the TD Bank parking lot. The male subject was alert and conscious upon police arrival, denied overdosing and refused medical treatment. This male was found to have an active warrant for his arrest and was arrested for the warrant, processed, and released with a new court date.

Heroin and prescription pills were seized from the scene, however no parties were charged in accordance with the New Jersey Overdose Prevention Act."

Police say that names of those involved will not be released.



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