NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An armed standoff in Newark ended after 31 hours Friday with the suspect wounded and in custody.
It started Wednesday morning when police tried to execute a search warrant for drugs at a home on Clinton Place.READ MORE: Judge Rules Mayor De Blasio, Former NYPD Commissioner Will Not Have To Take Stand In Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death
Prosecutors said someone fired shots and 42-year-old Hassan Grimsley barricaded himself inside, which prompted police to evacuate the area.READ MORE: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
Just before 1 p.m. Friday, police tried to engage Grimsley with “non-lethal force” and he allegedly fired at them.MORE NEWS: 2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island
Officers returned fire and hit Grimsley. He was taken to University Hospital.