Police standoff, shooting in South Jersey forces town to close schools

A tense police standoff in Gloucester Township involving a person who has fired multiple shots at officers and an armored vehicle continued into a ninth hour Thursday morning, forcing evacuations and the closure of the town’s schools.

The standoff in the Brittany Woods development began around 9 p.m., police said. In their most recent update at 4:18 a.m., police said they are attempting to deescalate the situation.

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