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'Shelter-In-Place' Lifted After Gloucester SWAT Team Called to 5-Hour Deptford Home Standoff

SWAT team members descend on a standoff in Gloucester County. (Courtesy of CBS Eyewitness News Philly) Photo Credit: CBS Eyewitness News Philly (screenshot gab)
Rifle-carrying SWAT team members at Deptford Township standoff. (Courtesy CBS Eyewitness News Philly) Photo Credit: CBS Eyewitness News Philly (screenshot gab)
Gloucester County Sheriff's and SWAT at scene of a standoff. (Courtesy CBS Eyewitness News Philly) Photo Credit: CBS Eyewitness News Philly (screenshot gab)

A five-hour standoff with a Gloucester County SWAT team and other law enforcement ended peacefully, authorities said.

Residents were ordered to "shelter-in-place," reports said.

The county Sheriff's Department and Deptford Township police barricaded several blocks.  

The unspecified incident involving the  occupant of a home alarmed residents near Hurffville Road.

There was never any threat to the public, authorities said.

About 2 p.m. on Saturday, first responders were called to the1900 block of Pasadena Avenue on a report of a disturbance.

The tense standoff between police and a person allegedly barricaded inside the home lasted about five hours, reports said.

Swarms of helmeted officers descended on the property, according to CBS Philly Eyewitness News. 

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