People throughout the Point community had high praise for emergency officials and school administrators for keeping the community safe during a manhunt and lockdown that ended when Robert F. Terry III shot himself.
Terry, a 32-year-old Port Monmouth man, was allegedly involved in a domestic violence
incident in Brick before grabbing a cab to Point Beach, climbing onto a
downtown roof and shooting himself, according to the Ocean County
Overall, several members of the community expressed gratitude for the measures taken to keep the community safe.
On Joe Leone's Facebook page, the message read: "We
would like everyone to know that all 47 employees at our Point Pleasant
Beach location are safe and back to work after the unfortunate incident
that took place this morning.
We would also like to take the time to thank the law enforcement
officers of Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick and Bay
Head as well as the SWAT team, Prosecutor's Office and Sheriff's
Department for all of their help this morning.
They did an excellent job
of protecting the local area as well as our team members here at Joe
Leone's. Thank you for keeping us all safe, especially our schools and
The gratitude continued over at the Harold Antrim Elementary School, where, in the video above, parents, who were waiting to pick up their children from school today told Patch they were pleased with school administrators' handling of the incident.