A Newton New Jersey man allegedly cut himself with a razor blade when police attempted to arrest him.
The 39-year-old suspect was wanted for a parole violation. The terms of the suspect’s parole agreement require him to avoid alcohol. However, he had recently been pulled over by Newton police and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
According to law enforcement, the suspect later reached an agreement with a New Jersey State Parole Officer to turn himself in to authorities for the parole violation.
When the suspect failed to show up at the agreed-upon place and time, Newton NJ police officers were dispatched to the suspect’s residence on Spring Street. Once inside the apartment, the officers reportedly found the suspect “intoxicated and visibly upset about the fact that he was going to be arrested.” The suspect allegedly tried to slash himself with a razor blade.
Police officers attempted to convince the suspect to put down the razor. However, the suspect refused to do so.
The situation escalated when the suspect allegedly began to threaten to injure the police officers. The suspect then reportedly picked up a knife, prompting the officers to take action and subdue him.
Police took the suspect into custody. He was later taken to Newton Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for his injuries.
As a result of the incident, the suspect has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The suspect was eventually released from the hospital. He was then transported to the Sussex County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Newton Man Cut Himself, Threatened to Injure Officers.”