Police: Camden man surrenders after 3-hour standoff

Posted: June 23, 2014

A Camden man wanted on an arrest warrant barricaded himself in a Gloucester Township apartment before finally surrendering to police after a three-hour standoff early Saturday, officials said.

Andre Andujar, 30, of East 11th Street, was charged with criminal restraint, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, obstruction of justice, and violation of a restraining order.

Andujar, already wanted on a $50,000 failure-to-appear warrant, was ordered held in lieu of $135,000 cash bail.

Police said they responded to a call of a disturbance at a third-floor apartment in the 1500 block of Little Gloucester Road in Blackwood, at 7:28 a.m. Saturday. They discovered Andujar with a knife, allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend while refusing to let her leave.

Police said Andujar had barricaded the front door with furniture. Special-response, incident-management, and crisis-negotiation teams arrived at the scene.

Six nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution during the negotiations. After nearly three hours, Andujar released his ex-girlfriend unharmed but retreated into the apartment and refused to come out for several more minutes.

Police said Andujar finally surrendered to police waiting outside the apartment.


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