Police recently arrested a Hawthorne NJ man accused of threatening to shoot law enforcement officers.
The frightening incident occurred a short time after 2:00 a.m. at a residence located on Passaic Avenue in Hawthorne, New Jersey. The Hawthorne Police Department received a 911 distress call from someone inside the house. Hawthorne NJ cops subsequently went to the home, where they found the suspect. According to officials, the suspect told police that he had a firearm and that he would shoot any police officers who remained on his property.
Members of the Passaic County Sheriff s Department SWAT team soon arrived at the home and established a perimeter while local law enforcement evacuated neighbors.
The ensuing standoff with police lasted for more than three hours. The suspect eventually agreed to surrender to authorities. He was subsequently placed under arrest without further incident.
Fortunately, no one was hurt during the standoff.
The suspect, a 53-year-old Hawthorne resident, has been charged with multiple crimes, including terroristic threats and causing a false public alarm. The suspect does not face any charges for weapons offenses because police did not find a handgun or any other weapons at the residence.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Surrenders After Long Overnight Standoff with Police.”