Parsippany New Jersey police recently arrested a man accused of breaking into his former girlfriend’s apartment and holding her at knifepoint.
The scary incident started around 3:30 a.m. According to authorities, the suspect went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, which is located at Lakeview Garden Apartment on Reservoir Road in Parsippany, and barricaded himself inside the unit.
The suspect reportedly picked up a knife from the kitchen and then threatened the victim, and another person, while preventing them from leaving the apartment.
One of the victims dialed 911 and contacted local police, prompting members of multiple law enforcement agencies to dispatch officers to the scene. The responding agencies included the Parsippany Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody and placed under arrest.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man who resides in New Brunswick NJ, faces criminal charges for criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, and stalking. He was charged with stalking because he allegedly placed several phone calls and sent multiple email messages to the victim, as well as making appearances at locations she frequents.
The suspect was also charged with violating a restraining order because the victim had reportedly obtained a domestic violence restraining order against the suspect in 2011.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $75K bail amount, with no 10-percent cash option for posting bail.
For further information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Police: Ex with Knife Broke into Woman’s Parsippany Apartment.”