Sunday morning standoff shakes up Absecon neighborhood - NBC40.net

Sunday morning standoff shakes up Absecon neighborhood

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Some Absecon residents today woke up to what they believe to be a hostage situation.

NBC40 can confirm that the police presence Sunday morning was in response to one local man who reported several intruders in his house.

"I'm just there so many years and never, nothing like this happened. This is such a quiet street," says Connie who lives in Absecon resident.

Some Absecon residents received a rude awakening Saturday morning, as police flooded their typically calm neighborhood.

"So I wentdown and two big lights were shining through my windows. Cop came to the front door,he just said, stay in your house, go to the back of the house and if there's anyone upstairs get them down."

Neighbors we spoke with described hearing at least fifteen shots ring out on Lisbon Avenue around4 a.m. Sunday, prompting police, a SWAT team and a bomb squad to respond.

According to ChiefDavid Risley from Absecon Police, "They secured the area. The homeowner, he was later identified as Nino Calabrese, went next door to 108 Lisbon Avenue and broke into their house. He was believed to be hallucinating and thinking someone was after him."

According to police, Calabrese jumped through his own window, later smashing his neighbor's window as well. He suffered numerous cuts to his body, as well as two broken vertebrae.

"He was later arrested across the street at 109 Lisbon Avenue. He was inside the garage. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated now," adds Chief Risley.

After searching multiple houses in the area, police found that no one else was injured.

By 11 a.m. emergency personnel had begun to clear the scene, allowing neighbors to return home and the neighborhood to return to a quiet sense of normalcy.

NBC40will continue to provide updates on this on going investigation.

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