Police arrested a Hawthorne New Jersey man who allegedly threatened to shoot police officers at a local residence.
The scary incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. at a home on Passaic Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ. The Hawthorne Police Department got a 911 call about a disturbance at the residence and dispatched cops to the scene. When Hawthorne police officers went to the house, they encountered the suspect. According to law enforcement, the suspect was agitated and told officers that he would shoot them if they did not immediately leave his property.
Members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team arrived a short time later to provide assistance. Police evacuated the surrounding neighborhood and waited for the suspect to surrender.
The standoff lasted for over three hours, with the suspect eventually surrendering peacefully.
The suspect is a 53-year-old resident of Hawthorne, NJ. He faces several criminal charges, including terroristic threats and causing a false public alarm. The suspect has not been charged with any weapons offenses because police could not find a firearm at the residence.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Surrenders After Long Overnight Standoff with Police.”