Thursday, April 24, 2014

Suicidal Subject Reported April 24

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 12:12 p.m., members of the Bergenfield Police Department responded to the area of Hunt Walk, an apartment complex, for a report of a possible suicidal male. Information received indicated the male might be located within his garage.

Based on the information provided and gathered involving a firearm, the department handled the incident as a barricaded subject. The Bergen County SWAT Team was notified and responded to the scene along with the County Crisis Negotiation Team.

Traffic in the immediate area of the incident was detoured during the incident. The residents in the area were evacuated from their homes as a safety measure.

The SWAT Team entered the garage and determined the victim was deceased and the area was safe.

The scene has been secured and the matter is currently under investigation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Units that assisted during this incident were the Bergen County SWAT Team, Bomb Squad, Crisis Negotiators, Dumont, New Milford, Tenafly, Teaneck and Englewood police departments and the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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