Man busted with rifle, handgun, & BB gun after threatening Secaucus Animal Shelter volunteers


A man was busted with a rifle, handgun, and BB gun after threatening two Secaucus Animal Shelter volunteers, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On September 25th at about 3:49 p.m., the Secaucus Police responded to the Secaucus Animal Shelter located at 525 Meadowlands Parkway on a report of a dispute, Miller said.

Cordell Phillip, 24, of College Point, New York was allegedly arguing with the Animal Shelter volunteers over the procedure relating to turning over an injured dog to them.

It was further alleged that threatened to punch one of the volunteers and threatened another volunteer by stating he had a gun.

Police Officers stopped Phillip on Meadowlands Parkway in the vicinity of the animal shelter and he informed the police that he was in possession of a gun.

As a result, he was arrested and found in possession of a Keltec “Sub 2000” .40 caliber semi-automatic carbine and Panther Arms DPMS BB rifle.

Additionally, a search of Phillip’s vehicle uncovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun magazine along with a separate “high capacity” handgun magazine.

“I am thankful that nobody was injured in this incident and I remain hopeful that our criminal justice system prevails and the defendant will be held accountable for threatening innocent volunteers,” Miller said in a statement.

Phillip was charged with terroristic threats, unlawful possession of handgun ammunition, possession of large capacity magazine, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, and two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Phillip was processed and then remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.

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