Prosecutor: Off-duty Piscataway officer dead after standoff

Authorities are trying to determine whether a Piscataway police officer shot himself or was killed by officers during a standoff at his home Sunday.Middlesex County

Authorities are trying to determine whether a Piscataway police officer shot himself or was killed by officers during a standoff at his home Sunday.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said yesterday that Piscataway Police Sgt. David Powell, 46, had threatened to kill any officer who approached the home during the standoff which began Sunday afternoon and ended early yesterday.

Kaplan...

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