POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a confrontation between police and an armed man in southern New Jersey that led to the lockdown of local schools ended when the man shot himself.
The incident unfolded Wednesday morning in Point Pleasant Beach, when police attempted to question 32-year-old Middletown resident Robert Terry III about a domestic violence incident that had occurred Tuesday night in nearby Brick Township.
Authorities say Terry tried to flee the officers and ended up on the roof of a building, where he shot himself in the head with a handgun. He’s hospitalized in critical condition.
The matter spurred a precautionary lockdown of schools in Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach. Authorities say students were never in any imminent danger.
Some local roadways were also closed while the confrontation played out.
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