WARREN, NJ - A Warren Township resident was transported to a medical facility for evaluation this morning after the SWAT team was activated and Mount Bethel Road shut down, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D.Soriano, Somerset County Chief of County Detectives Timothy M. Fitzgerald and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced.
Prosecutor Soriano states that at approximately 6 a.m. WarrenTownship Police received a call for service from a Suicide Hotline notifying authorities of a potential threat involving a 22 year old township male. The threats involved causing harm to himself and family members.
Prosecutor Soriano stated that police officers from Warren Township, Watchung Borough, Green Brook Township and Bernards Township responded to a Maxwell Court residence. At approximately 6:15 a.m., due to the presence of weapons inside the house along with the threats made, the Somerset County SWAT Team/Hostage Negotiations Team were activated.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. SWAT team members made contact with the occupants of the residence and secured the 22 year old male without incident. He was transported to a medical facility for evaluation.
Prosecutor Soriano commends the rapid response by law enforcement which yielded in the successful outcome without any injuries.