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Police: Man seen using flamethrower now in custody after standoff in Lyndhurst, N.J.

Suspect in custody after 21-hour standoff in Lyndhurst, NJ 00:54

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Police say a man is now in custody after barricading himself inside a home for nearly 24 hours in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Video obtained by CBS2 shows the man discharging a flamethrower during the intense standoff.

The situation started around 4 p.m. Tuesday on Thomas Avenue between Chase Avenue and Eighth Street.

"We had to get the family out. The grandmother and mother were here, and they were taken out safely," Lyndhurst Mayor Robert Giangeruso said.

"After 21 hours of negotiating, we're happy to report that it came to a successful resolution as he surrendered peacefully," Lyndhurst Police Det. Lt. Vincent Auteri said Wednesday.

The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Robert Condit, was taken to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation. Charges are pending.

Police say no shots were fired and no one was hurt.

CBS2 learned the area was placed on lockdown and neighbors were asked to shelter in place.

Police said students were also granted permission to be late to school because of the incident.

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