Caldwell New Jersey police recently arrested a man accused of threatening to kill police officers during a lengthy standoff.
According to authorities, the suspect was wanted on arrest warrants out of Caldwell and Glen Ridge, New Jersey. The warrants were issued for terroristic threats and failure to appear for a mandatory court date for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The Glen Ridge Police Department and the Caldwell Police Department sent officers to the suspect’s home on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell to execute the arrest warrants.
When police officers approached the front door, the suspect reportedly looked through the shades on the door and threatened to kill the officers. The suspect also allegedly brandished a “large knife” and tapped the dangerous weapon on the glass.
Glen Ridge and Caldwell NJ police officers tried to get the suspect to surrender, but he reportedly refused to leave the residence.
NJ State Police were notified of the tense situation and dispatched police officers to the scene. Police quickly secured a perimeter around the residence, closed nearby roadways, and moved neighbors away from area.
Several hours later, the suspect was finally placed under arrest.
The 58-year-old suspect, who resides in Caldwell, NJ, now faces an additional charge for making terroristic threats.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Essex County Jail in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of an undisclosed bail amount.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “3-Hour Standoff: Knife-Wielding Man Threatened to Kill Cops.”