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South River Police Department
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 :: 03:58 p.m. EDT


Police Respond to Barricaded Individual

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced that earlier today authorities responded to an armed male barricaded in his home in the borough.

The unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The South River Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Response Team responded to the residence after they were alerted that an armed male had barricaded himself in his South River home. One shot was fired within the home. No shots were fired by law enforcement.

While an autopsy is pending by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, the male died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

South River Police Department
61 Main St
South River, NJ 08882

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-238-1000

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