Man Accused of Making Terroristic Threats at Chase Bank in Teaneck, NJ
Police in Teaneck NJ recently arrested a man accused of making terroristic threats at a local bank.
According to police, the 68-year-old suspect entered the Chase bank on Ayers Court in Teaneck New Jersey. Once the suspect was inside the bank, he allegedly started to make threatening statements which could be heard by bank employees.
One bank employee reportedly heard the suspect refer to some kind of weapon.
The Teaneck Police Department was notified of the situation; they immediately dispatched officers to the scene.
By the time officers arrived at the bank, the suspect had already left. However, police were able to find the suspect at a business that he owns in New Milford, New Jersey.
Police officers searched the business and allegedly discovered three firearms. Although it is unclear if the suspect was charged with any weapons offenses, police did seize all three weapons.
Police took the suspect to the Teaneck Police Department station, where they interviewed him. Formal criminal charges soon followed.
The suspect was charged with making terroristic threats. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, anyone who threatens to commit a crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize or cause evacuation of a building can be charged with a third degree felony.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was released from custody. He has a pending court date in Bergen County Superior Court.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Teaneck Man, 68, Made Threatening Statements at Bank, Police Say.”