Beverly NJ Barricade: Man in custody following Burlington County standoff, close by college closed

BEVERLY, NJ (WPVI) — A man has been taken into custody following a barricade situation that closed a school district in Burlington County, New Jersey.

SWAT units were called to Bentley Avenue and Cherry Street in Beverly around 6:30 am

Video from Chopper 6 over the scene showed at least two SWAT vehicles outside a home on the block.

Roads in the area were shut down as the standoff continued.

Just before 9 am, the Action Cam recorded an officer holding a child walking from the scene.

Moments later, a man was taken into custody.

The scene took place across the street from the Beverly City School, which makes up the Beverly City School District.

Due to the police activity, officials announced the school would be closed for the day.

“Due to police activity currently taking place on Bentley Avenue, the Beverly City School District will be closed on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, to ensure everyone’s safety. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience and the early communication,” a notice on the school’s website reads.

It continues, “Thank you in advance for your understanding during this emergent situation, but please understand that your child’s safety and the safety of our staff is our priority and we would not make this hard decision if we did not feel it absolutely necessary.”

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