Police: Barricaded Man Threatened Cops With Knife

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  POINT PLEASANT – A two-hour standoff ended without injuries, and police arrested a man who had locked himself in his house, threatening people with a knife.

  Christopher Brooks, 28, of Point Pleasant was arrested on the night of March 25. Police said he was in an Ivy Road residence and his mother and brother were locked in a separate room.

  Police said they arrived at the house following a wellness request at the house. When they arrived, he came to the door armed with a knife. He threatened that if anyone came inside, he would attack.

  The officers set up a perimeter around the residence. Point Pleasant Police Officers who are members of the Ocean County Regional SWAT team, the Point Pleasant Police Department Negotiator, members of the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and an Ocean County Negotiator responded to the scene. 

  Police said they negotiated with Brooks for more than two hours before the SWAT team entered the home. Two of the SWAT team members were assaulted, but there were no injuries reported.

  Brooks was transported to Ocean Medical Center for an evaluation. As the investigation is ongoing by Officer Christopher Phillips, criminal charges for aggravated assault, terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes are pending.