Prosecutor: Five-Hour Police Standoff Resolved

A near five-hour standoff in Aberdeen between police and an armed man on Saturday ended peacefully when the man was taken into custody, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said.

Criminal charges are pending against the armed man, 45-year-old Wilbert Hickman in connection with the incident.

The case background …

Aberdeen police responded to a home on Wilson Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and found Hickman inside the garage. He was armed with a machete, a sword, a nail gun and other dangerous materials, such as lighter fluid, the preliminary investigation revealed.

The Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT) and Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) arrived on the scene and communication with Hickman was established and maintained.

Following lengthy negotiations, Hickman was taken into custody shortly after 2 p.m.. He was also taken to a local medical facility for evaluation and treatment.

No injuries were sustained by any first responders on the scene.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management