SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Although the South River Police Department responded quickly to a call that a man had barricaded himself in a residence in the township, the man apparently shot himself in a disturbing incident yesterday.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced that yesterday authorities responded to an armed male barricaded in his home in the borough.

The unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The South River Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Response Team responded to the residence after they were alerted that an armed male had barricaded himself in his South River home. One shot was fired within the home. No shots were fired by law enforcement.

While an autopsy is pending by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, the male died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.