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.
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,
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