PLEASANTVILLE--A short standoff between police here and a city resident ended with no injuries Saturday, police said.
A Pleasantville man told police he had hostages whom he wanted to kill, but he was actually alone and his “weapon” was made of plastic and duct tape.
Jason Wedderburn, 23, told police he wanted to kill hostages he had in his home on the 200 block of North Fourth Street at 12:51 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived they talked to Wedderburn who eventually exited his home with his hand covered in a cloth, which police said appeared to be a firearm.
The department said the officers tackled the suspect and wrestled him to the ground.
Police inspected the house and found there was no one inside. The “weapon” was made of plastic and duct tape, police said.
Police believe the suspect was undergoing some type of “emotional distress” and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Campus in Atlantic City for further evaluation and treatment, police said.
Police are continuing the investigation and no charges have been filed.
The department also notes the officers on scene showed great restraint in the situation despite the perceived danger of the incident.