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Passaic County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team Intervenes In Clifton Standoff

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Clifton NJ, Earlier yesterday, Clifton Police officers responded to the 300 block of Lexington Avenue on the report of an individual lighting clothes on fire inside an apartment. They arrived to find a combative party who refused to open the door. After determining that the fire was no longer burning, patrol officers tried to negotiate with the individual from the hallway. However, he grew more angry and began to toss chairs and other hard objects from the second floor window, damaging patrol cars that were parked outside.

While negotiating with the individual, officers determined that the individual was a wanted person who was identified by the Clifton Detective Bureau as a suspect in a stabbing that took place (in Clifton) a few weeks ago. Detectives had been searching for him, but were unable to locate him to date. The outstanding charges were for Aggravated Assault in the second degree as well as weapons related offenses.
After two hours of negotiation, the suspect still refused to surrender. Instead, he grew more hostile. In response, members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team were summoned to the scene and entered the apartment utilizing a distraction device. After a struggle, which resulted in one of the S.W.A.T. officers sustaining an arm injury (taken to St. Joe’s), the individual was taken into custody. He was subsequently transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he received psychological treatment.

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  1. Good job maybe you guys need to show the PPD how to handle peoples when they are in distress.👏👏

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