Standoff at home in Long Branch, New Jersey ends; 2 in custody

A tense standoff at a home in New Jersey ended Saturday night.

A SWAT team surrounded a home on Liberty Street in Long Branch after police responded to reports of someone firing a rifle at a car parked on the street.

Two people inside the house were arrested. Charges are currently pending.

No one else is in custody.

Police say the incident involved a man who allegedly tried to shoot his boss and then kept police at bay for several hour.

Long Branch police tell the Asbury Park Press( that 41-year-old city resident Moises Espinoza-Sanchez was charged with attempted murder, criminal mischief, obstruction and a weapons offense following Saturday's standoff.

Authorities say Espinoza-Sanchez, a day laborer for a landscaping company, fired a .22-caliber rifle through the driver's side window of his boss' vehicle but didn't hit him. They say the shooting was sparked by a dispute between the two men.

Espinoza-Sanchez ran into a nearby home and stayed there for five hours before surrendering. His bail was set at $854,000 cash and it wasn't known Sunday if he's retained a lawyer.

(Some information from the Associated Press.)
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