Standoff follows eviction of elderly mom

August 13, 2008 8:55:56 AM PDT
Authorities say a son held Bergen County sheriff's officers at gunpoint as they tried to evict his 88-year-old mother from her foreclosed home.Officials say John Brennan threatened two officers with a .22-caliber handgun.

Officers talked to the 60-year-old, who surrendered after about five minutes when a SWAT team arrived Tuesday.

Beatrice Brennan had refinanced her two-bedroom, $250,000 home and had fallen behind on payments. The house was sold at a sheriff's auction in May.

Real estate agent Donovan Stewart tells The Record of Bergen County he's "never had anything like this happen before."

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