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Four Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully with Fugitive Arrest in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - An approximately four-hour standoff between police and a suspect in a domestic violence incident that occurred last weekend ended peacefully when the man was taken into custody at a Springfield apartment complex, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday.

Norwood Hill, 39, of New Providence is charged with third-degree making terroristic threats, simple assault, and violation of a restraining order. Bail was initially set at $50,000 but was expected to be increased.

It was approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 14 when police were called to The Villas apartment complex on Springfield Avenue in Springfield on a report of a domestic incident. An investigation resulted in the charges being filed against Hill, who remained at large for the next four days. 

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At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, police were called to the same apartment by a neighbor reporting that an argument there was growing loud and heated. Arriving officers encountered Hill’s common-law wife leaving the complex with her children, and when the officers approached Hill, he retreated inside the apartment and refused to respond to demands that he surrender.

Additional Springfield Police Department units, the Union County Emergency Response Team SWAT Unit, and members of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Union County Police Department responded to the scene and joined in the effort to make contact with Hill, who was taken into custody without incident shortly after 11:30 a.m. Neither Hill nor any members of law enforcement were injured during the standoff.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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