Parsippany NJ police arrested a local man at the Travelodge Inn after he allegedly threatened his children and then barricaded himself inside his motel room with the kids present.
The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at the Travelodge Inn located on Route 46 in Parsippany, New Jersey. The Parsippany Police Department received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance and dispatched officers to the area. Several law enforcement agencies assisted, including the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Once at the scene, police attempted to get the suspect to leave the motel room. Members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team eventually gained access to the motel room and took the suspect into custody and ensured that the children were okay. The standoff lasted less than two hours.
Fortunately, no one sustained any injuries during the frightening incident.
The suspect is a 33-year-old resident of Parsippany, NJ. He faces criminal charges for endangering the welfare of a child. Since the crime is classified as a second degree felony, the suspect could potentially be sentenced to 5-10 years in NJ State Prison if he is ultimately convicted.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, it is also possible that the suspect could face a child abuse investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “1 Taken into Custody After Police Swarm Morris Motel.”