December 7, 2023

Up to date 1:15 p.m. Thursday

BARNEGAT, NJ — A double murder on Lincoln Avenue in Barnegat is at the moment underneath investigation, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace stated.

“The suspect is in custody and there’s no hazard to the general public at the moment,” Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer stated. “Extra info will probably be launched when it turns into obtainable.”

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“Faculties have been positioned on a precautionary shelter in place attributable to a topic search being performed within the space,” police stated Thursday afternoon. “The topic has been situated. There isn’t a menace to district faculties or the realm.”

Police had urged residents to keep away from the realm of Bengal Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue Thursday afternoon attributable to police exercise.

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A Nixle alert despatched out simply earlier than midday Nov. 2 had few particulars, solely telling residents to “keep away from the realm if all of it potential.”

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Workplace despatched out an identical alert shortly after.

Across the similar time, Barnegat mother and father reported receiving emails from the varsity district alerting them that every one district faculties have been sheltering in place on the time.

“As a result of police exercise we have now been suggested to have all of the district faculties go right into a Shelter in Place,” the e-mail stated. “We’ll ship out extra info as soon as we obtain it.”

Stafford and Ocean Township (Waretown) faculties additionally sheltered because of the exercise in Barnegat, in accordance with officers.

Patch will replace as extra info turns into obtainable.

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