Ocean County SWAT Team Called In After Suspect Flees

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PLUMSTED – A domestic disturbance call leads to a manhunt for a suspect who evaded authorities for several hours. He has finally been apprehended.

Ocean County Scanner News was first to publish anything about the incident.

Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy confirmed to Jersey Shore Online that the call in Plumsted came just after noon on Sunday and started as a domestic violence call with reports of gunfire in the community.

Officers from Plumsted were dispatched to a home on Carter Lane. Plumsted police said one of their officers responded to the residence and the subject was brandishing 2 handguns in the air. He then fled into the woods following a brief foot pursuit

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Plumsted PD K-9 Officer Ryan Nani and his partner K-9 Lock conducted a track of the subject into the woods with members of the Ocean County Regional SWAT team.

K-9 Lock was able to locate the suspect in the woods and take him into custody with the SWAT team.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer identified the suspect as 30-year-old Nicholas Markee of Plumsted.

According to Billhimer, there is no danger to the public at this time and criminal charges are pending against Markee.

This is a developing story. Stay with Jersey Shore Online for updates.