FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police calmed a knife-wielding girl, Wednesday after she locked herself in the bedroom of her Somerset home, officials said.

Responding officers were told by the resident of the home that her 11-year old autistic daughter had an outburst and grabbed a large kitchen knife and locked herself in her bedroom, police say. 

Officer's Brian Quigley and Christine Rodriguez calmed the girl down and convinced her to come out of her room, according to police. 

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“Officers Quigley and Rodriguez utilized their training and compassion to quickly defuse an extremely volatile situation," Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts said. "Because of their immediate and decisive actions, no one was injured and this child was able to get the assistance that she needed.” 

The girl was transported to an area hospital for evaluation, according to police. 

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