FLEMINGTON, NJ – A standoff with “an armed subject” has been safely resolved, according to a press release this Wednesday morning from Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.
Williams’ SWAT Team and Frenchtown police responded to a Frenchtown home “for a barricaded subject” earlier this morning, Williams said. The armed subject was taken into custody without incident around 10:40 a.m., he said.
Williams now says Shane P. Lawrence, 45, of Frenchtown, has been charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of third-degree terroristic threats. The investigation remains ongoing and additional information will be released when available.
Assisting in the incident were State Police from the Kingwood barracks and police from Holland Township and Lambertville.
“I would like to commend the law enforcement officers who responded to the incident,” Williams said in a statement. “The officers and the SWAT team that responded today train vigorously for situations like this. Their level of competency and commitment to their profession directly led to bringing the individual into custody without further incident or injury. Law enforcement exercised great restraint and professionalism in bringing this matter to a safe resolution.”
The press release was issued jointly by Williams and his Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo.