Trenton standoff ended after 35 hours

Heavily armed police escort a resident out of an area were a gunman held authorities at bay for 35 hours.

A deadly standoff in Trenton ended as the siege passed the 35 hour mark and a suspect surrendered just after 5 p.m.

New Jersey State Police Spokesperson Trooper Lawrence Peele said the standoff ended when a man who held authorities at bay exited the residence “peacefully,” and was then taken into custody without further incident.

“The suspect decided on his own to exit the residence and surrender,” Peele said.

Tyleeb Reese, 35, called the Trenton police radio room at 4:40 p.m. and told dispatchers he was going to surrender, then he emerged shirtless from the home on the 300 block of Centre Street at 5 p.m.

Three law enforcement officers and one bystander were injured in a shootout that started the confrontation, as US Marshals showed up Wednesday morning in a residential neighborhood to serve an arrest warrant.

The victim who died was identified as a neighborhood resident, 56-year-old Robert Powell Jr., and the three people wounded were Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers.

Peele said details about the surrender were not available as the investigation is ongoing.


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