PLEASANTVILLE — A 14-year-old boy was taken into police custody early Monday after barricading himself in a home on Somerset Avenue for about three hours.

Police responded to a call at 3 a.m. of a teenage boy in possession of a handgun. The teen refused to come out of the home but surrendered to the Atlantic County SWAT team at 6:30 a.m., Pleasantville police Capt. Matt Hartman said.

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The investigation revealed shots were fired inside the home before police were called. No one was injured, police said.

At 8:30 a.m., police were still on the scene searching for a weapon. Hartman said detectives were going back and forth to the residence throughout the day.

Neighbors on the block said they were told by police to stay in their homes during the standoff.

The teenager was taken to the Pleasantville Police Department for questioning.

Staff Writer Erin Serpico contributed to this report.

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