Standoff In Trenton Ends, Suspect In Custody

May 19, 2021 — Updated 12:15 a.m. — Updated 2:30 a.m. — Updated 9:00 a.m.

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A little past 11:00 p.m. May 18, 2021 the Trenton Police Department was detailed to a domestic violence/family dispute in the 600 Block of Olden Avenue. According to Detective Sergeant Cynthia Hargis of the Trenton Police Department, officers arrived on the scene to investigate and the alleged victim ran outside and informed officers that the suspect had a gun. Trenton Police Department SWAT Team was activated and is currently trying to negotiate with the suspect. 

Initial radio reports that a person is barricaded on the 3rd floor of the home and possibly armed. Olden Avenue is shut down for police activity at New York Avenue to St. Joes Avenue. TEMS and Paramedics are standing by near New York Avenue and the bridge.

SWAT and Police officers started breaking the scene down around 1:52 a.m. the situation has ended.

Trenton Police reported that the subject was taken into custody.

Photos by: Rich Hundley, III.