NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man used a machete to threaten a family who excluded him and his son from their Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
New Milford police tell NJ.com that 48-year-old Joseph Hoo of Upper Montclair was charged with weapons offenses and making terroristic threats.
Police responding to the victim’s home around 2 p.m. Thursday stopped a van they saw leaving the residence. Hoo and his 18-year-old son were in the vehicle, and officers soon found an 18-inch machete and two baseball bats inside the van.
Hoo was released on his own recognizance, but was ordered to not have contact with the family he allegedly threatened.
A telephone number for Hoo could not be located Saturday, and it was not known if he’s retained an attorney.
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