The father was said to be in stable condition.
At first the man was believed to have a machete, gun, knife, and a molotov cocktail. It is not know yet if any of that is true.
“This is very serious,” said the manager of Sabor Brazilian Barbeque on Brighton Ave. “Cops came and told us to lock the doors. They said there was a man with a gun and a knife.” At that point it was thought
he was hold up in his house with a dead body. “We are locking up and going out the back door. We are not staying here.” Police ordered all businesses in the area to lock their doors and stay inside. Brighton Avenue was blocked off from Second Ave. to Sairs Ave.
At one point onlookers were told to get out of the way and get inside because police were going to fire tear gas into the house. Those who did not obey complained of burning eyes and the smell.
The son was barricaded inside the home, and would not respond to police. Police fired at least five, maybe six tear gas canisters into the home but the man did not respond. Police were yelling they were going to let the K-9 dogs into the house, but that didn’t shake the suspect. Snipers were set up all around the house, in the alley by the Celtic Cottage, and on a SWAT truck behind the house.
Outside the perimeter of police tape, people gathered as the situation unfolded. A command post had been set up in the gas station behind Family Pharmacy.
Around 8:30pm Long Branch Police finally got the suspect out of the house.