Contact Us
Englewood Daily Voice serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly

Menu

Englewood Daily Voice serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly

Nearby Towns

DV Pilot police & fire

Englewood hostage situation details emerging

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

A drunken man barricaded himself inside an Englewood house and threatened to kill himself and a woman there who later fled into the arms of police Tuesday night. A tactical team then fired gas inside, stormed the place and arrested him, ending a standoff that lasted more than four hours.


CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM photo

Deputy Police Chief Lawrence Suffern is briefing Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli this morning on the incident. Information will then be released to the public, a spokeswoman for the city police department told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

A short time after the gunman was arrested, a uniformed officer stood guard in the street, his cruiser lights flashing, as a dog barked inside the house at 409 Tryon Avenue, at the corner of Belmont Street, at 1:30 a.m. All of the windows were open. A light was on in an upstairs room, a makeshift curtain covering the window.

The officer was later relieved by a morning crew.

Police began cordoning off streets and urging people to stay inside

around 9 p.m. inside the area between Tryon and Morrow parks.

As of 10:30 a.m, they hadn’t officially disclosed the particulars of what’s being called “a police situation.”

With Mayor Frank Huttle having left town either late last night or this morning, and Police Chief Arthur O’Keefe on vacation,

CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Englewood Daily Voice!

Serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.