Gun-wielding man surrenders to police after standoff

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — A handgun-wielding man was taken into custody following a brief standoff Monday afternoon, township police reported.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Lynn Drive around 1 p.m. for a report of a man armed with a gun standing in his front yard.

The surrounding area was evacuated, the Gloucester County SWAT team was called to assist and officers made contact with the man.

He soon surrendered without incident and was taken to Inspira Medical Center for a mental health assessment, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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Source: Gloucester

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