BARNEGAT, NJ - The first warning that something was awry in the area of Cove and Georgetown Boulevard came by Nixlie alert. At 10:15 pm, Barnegat Police sent out a request to avoid the area due to police activity. A few hours later, Chief Keith Germain took to Twitter to reassure the public that the area was clear.
At about the same time, social media was ablast with concerns. Some even reported seeing a drone overhead, Although this has not been confirmed with local authorities, Barnegat Police just took ownership of a high-tech drone.
According to the limited information available at this time, a suspect barricaded himself inside a house. Barnegat Police worked with the Ocean County Regional SWAT team to bring the situation under control.
At 2:52am, Germain tweeted that the barricaded subject was in custody.