Villas Standoff With Police Ends Peacefully
A Villas man surrendered without an incident after a tense three-hour standoff with police.
Shore News Today reports that 28-year-old Brian Ayres barricaded himself inside a home on E. Florida Avenue in the Villas early Tuesday morning. Ayres was also holding two juveniles hostage during the ordeal according to the Cape May Prosecutors Office.
Lower Township Police, Cape May County Regional SWAT Team and the County Crisis Negotiation Team all responded to the call. Crisis negotiators successfully peacefully and with no incidents.
Ayres was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center for evaluation and then transported to the Cape May County jail. Charges against Ayres include Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Criminal Restraint and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.