A Passaic County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team arrested a man who allegedly used a handgun to threaten police officers and fire a gunshot from his residence.
The violent incident went down around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Dalewood Road in Clifton, NJ. The Clifton Police Department got a number of reports about a disturbance at the house and sent police officers to the area. When Clifton NJ officers arrived at the residence, they tried to talk to the suspect. However, the suspect reportedly barricaded himself inside a bedroom and refused to leave.
The suspect reportedly shouted at the police officers and threatened to kill anyone who tried to enter the home.
Around an hour after police arrived at the scene, the suspect allegedly used his firearm to shoot at least one bullet out of his house. The bullet did not hit anyone and no one was injured during the incident.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team and the Clifton Police Hostage Negotiation Team assisted the Clifton Police Department during the threat situation. Police eventually apprehended the suspect when members of the SWAT team entered the home. The suspect was placed under arrest roughly seven hours after police first arrived at the scene.
The suspect was evaluated at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, then later transported to the Passaic County Correctional Facility.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “SWAT Team Apprehends Clifton Man after Incident, Police Say.”