Closter Man Charged with Aggravated Assault for Threatening Chef with Knife
Aggravated Assault Charges Closter NJ
A Closter NJ dishwasher has arrested after brandishing a knife and threatening a chef at a Closter restaurant.
Last week, 24-year-old William Perez arrived for work at the Schraalenburgh Road restaurant in Closter, NJ, only to be informed that he would not be needed that day. According to witnesses, Mr. Perez became very agitated and began to argue with the restaurant’s head chef.
Mr. Perez boiled over and he allegedly grabbed a large knife and began to swing it around the kitchen. According to witnesses, Mr. Perez “made a stabbing motion toward the chef while whacking at everything in his path.” It is also alleged that Mr. Perez threatened to kill the chef.
Police officers from several police departments, including Closter, Haworth, Northvale, and Norwood, arrived on the scene. Officers found Mr. Perez in the kitchen shortly after the incident. From there, he was taken into custody.
Mr. Perez has been formally charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, among other related charges.
In New Jersey, the penalties for aggravated assault are set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. According to the statute, a person is commits second degree aggravated assault when he attempts to cause bodily injury to another person while using a deadly weapon. In this case, Mr. Perez may be charged with second degree aggravated assault. If convicted, Mr. Perez could face a term of incarceration of up to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison.
Arrested for Aggravated Assault, Weapons Possession in Closter NJ
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Closter Kitchen Worker Threatened Chef with Knife, Report Says.“