Garfield NJ police recently arrested a local man accused of using a brick and a knife to threaten another person.
According to law enforcement, the 18-year-old Garfield man got into an altercation with the 28-year-old victim while standing near the intersection of Palisade Avenue and Monroe Street in Garfield, New Jersey.
The suspect was reportedly angry because the victim was walking with a female acquaintance. The victim later told police that the suspect approached him and threatened him with a brick and a knife.
The victim and his female acquaintance then found a Garfield NJ police officer who was on foot patrol on a nearby street. The officer quickly located the suspect, who had traveled just a few blocks since the alleged criminal incident.
The officer investigated the allegations and then placed the suspect under arrest.
The suspect has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is convicted on the terroristic threats charges, he faces significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 classifies any crime involving a threat to kill or harm another person as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree terroristic threats could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
After the suspect was arrested and charged, he was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Knife, Brick-Wielding Garfield Man Charged with Assault, Police Say.”