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August 25, 2015

Two taken for mental evaluations after police incidents

SWAT called after threat to "kill all the white people"

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Logo of Little Egg Harbor Township.

Police in South Jersey’s Little Egg Harbor Township twice responded to incidents overnight resulting in the subjects being taken for medical evaluations.

In the first, police tactical units were called to Mathistown and Red Oak roads just before midnight for a barricaded man who had allegedly threatened to kill "all the white people."

He’d been at a nearby convenience store, shouting at people, before retreating to a residence.

Police tried to coax him out, but eventually stormed the dwelling.

The man was taken for a medical evaluation.

In the next incident just three hours later, a man in the Mystic Islands section of the township called police and claimed to have run off six to eight men attempting to break in to a residence at Lake Placid and Boulder Lake drives.

The caller claimed the men were armed with knives and guns. He claimed they fled when he called police and brandished a shotgun at them.

Police retrieved several guns from the scene and the man was taken for a medical evaluation.

A police supervisor said the man had imagined the incident.

The supervisor said there were no injuries to officers during the events and the two men remain in custody. Charges are pending in the first incident.

A police office told PhillyVoice, "a lot of crazy things happen here."