Standoff with armed man in Woodbridge ends

Man in standoff with police in Woodbridge (2/20/14)

WOODBRIDGE - A 26-year-old man armed with a sword has been taken into custody after a tense standoff with police in Woodbridge, township officials say.

The man took his parents hostage overnight in their Fordham Place home. Police say the parents were able to escape to safety via a fire department ladder truck.

Woodbridge mayor John McCormac said police negotiators were able to talk the man out at around 6:30 a.m. Officers took him into custody safely and no one was injured.

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