Salem County standoff ends with man in custody, no injuries reported

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SALEM CITY -

New Jersey State Police say a man is in custody following a standoff that began after law enforcement agencies responded to reports of shots fired in a city in Salem County.

The standoff in Salem lasted for about three hours before it ended around 3 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported, according to state police.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the man was a fugitive who officers were attempting to arrest.

Neighbors reported hearing about eight gunshots shortly before 12 p.m., adding that they knew the fugitive but wouldn't identify him.

Some nearby businesses went on lockdown while troopers armed with rifles and officers in tactical gear patrolled the area.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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