UPDATE: "[I']m armed and ready bitch," wrote a Clifton man days before he barricaded himself in his apartment and fired a shot out the window during a seven-hour standoff. "I want to get revenge on the a-------s that kept me from suceeding in life." CLICK HERE for that story.
CLIFTON, N.J. -- A Clifton man who barricaded himself in his bedroom with several handguns -- one of which he fired out the window -- was peacefully taken into custody after a SWAT team burst in more than seven hours later, authorities said Monday morning.
The Dalewood Road man -- who "threatened to kill anyone who entered the residence," according to Clifton Police Lt. Robert Bracken -- released him mother during the standoff, law enforcement sources at the scene told Daily voice.
Clifton patrol officers and detectives set up a perimeter around the residence after the 6:30 p.m. call came in and eventually evacuated residents from certain areas of the neighborhood.
At 7:45 p.m., he fired a shot from the bedroom window, which didn't strike anyone, Brackn said.
Officers from the Clifton Police Hostage Negotiaion Team, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department Hostage Negotiation Team and the Clifton Fire Department also responded.
Hostage negotiators "were able to make contact with the individual via telephone," Bracken said. "However, [he] refused to surrender."
At 1:40 a.m., the SWAT team went in and seized him without incident.
He was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center under police guard, charged with weapons possession and making terroristic threats.
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