Hoboken police arrest Jersey City man for alleged terroristic threats in Church Square Park

Hoboken police officers arrested a Jersey City man after he allegedly brandished a knife at another person in Church Square Park.

According to the HPD, on  March 16,  at 1:52 p.m., Sergeant William Bullock and Officers Jason Montalvo and Roberto Cuevas were dispatched to Church Square Park at 400 Garden St. on a report of a man who had allegedly threatened another man with a knife.

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The complainant, from Union City,  met with officers and explained that he was with his wife in the park when he stopped to use the park’s restroom.

As he entered, he noticed a man, later identified as Jersey City resident James Allen, 72, and an argument ensued over the use of the bathroom.

At some point during the argument, Allen allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to kill the complainant.

Police arrested Allen following an on-scene investigation. He is charged with Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Allen’s charges were placed on a warrant, and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center.

He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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