Parsippany NJ police recently arrested a man who allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and then held her there at knifepoint.
The violent incident began at 3:30 a.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect went to his former girlfriend’s apartment, located at Lakeview Garden Apartment on Reservoir Road in Parsippany NJ, and barricaded himself inside.
The suspect allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened the victim, as well as another person who was in the apartment at the time. The suspect also allegedly prevented the occupants from exiting the apartment.
At some point, the female victim dialed 911 and notified local police. Several law enforcement agencies, including Parsippany police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, then dispatched officers to the apartment complex.
Eventually, the suspect was taken into custody by police officers. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.
The suspect, a 33-year-old male from New Brunswick, NJ, has been charged with criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, and stalking. The stalking charges stem from allegations that the suspect made several phone calls and sent numerous email messages to the victim, in addition to frequently appearing at locations where he knew she would be.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, with no 10-percent cash option.
For additional information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “Police: Ex with Knife Broke into Woman’s Parsippany Apartment.”