- Associated Press - Sunday, February 5, 2017

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a man who allegedly fled a traffic stop on foot and fired at police before barricading himself inside his home for several hours has surrendered without incident.

The standoff in West New York began shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday and lasted for nearly 12 hours. Dozens of residents who live nearby were evacuated as a precaution while authorities worked to negotiate a peaceful conclusion.

Officials say the man is a military veteran who had weapons inside the home, but further details were not disclosed. They say the standoff ended after police negotiators, the man’s relatives and the town’s mayor convinced him to surrender.

It wasn’t immediately clear what charges the man may face. His name has not been released.

No injuries were reported in the standoff.



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