Police say NJ standoff resolved, 3 children safe

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 12, 2013 at 5:46 am •  Published: May 12, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended, and three children are safe, police said early Sunday.

Word of the confrontation's conclusion came a short while after the standoff, which had had prompted the evacuation of nearby homes, entered its third day.

"The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure," state police Sgt. Adam Grossman told The Associated Press, delivering a joint statement also from Trenton police and county prosecutors.

Grossman said the standoff ended at 3:45 a.m. Sunday but refused to reveal any more details, including how it ended, what became of the gunman, any information about the children, and if there were any other hostages.

Grossman said more details will be released at a news conference later Sunday morning.

The man, whose identity has not been released, had been holed-up in a two-story red brick house in South Trenton, authorities said. The standoff began Friday afternoon.

During the standoff, police declined to give any details on the number of people being held, their ages or relationship to the armed man.

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