A manhunt for a suicidal individual ended peacefully Thursday night after officers successfully negotiated with the man in a cornfield, police said.
Local police, along with a helicopter from the New Jersey State Troopers after a family friend reported the incident to police at 8:45 p.m., Lt. Doug Compton said.
Police were told the man was suicidal and carrying a shotgun, and was in the area of Turtleback Road, Compton said.
Police found the man–whose name is not being released by authorities–in his car in a cornfield, Compton said. Sgt. Chris Bratus, Sgt. Earl Barnes, and Officer Michael Hade approached the man and began negotiating with him, Compton said.
The negotiation with the man, who was indeed carrying a shotgun, lasted for approximately an hour, Compton said, and ended successfully.
The man was removed from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation, Compton said. He said no one was injured in the incident, which ended at 11:10 p.m.
No charges were filed.
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