Peaceful surrender negotiated for woman who threatened to harm Secaucus cops with a knife


The peaceful surrender of a woman who threatened to harm Secaucus police officers with a knife after barricading herself inside a hotel was negotiated early Friday morning, authorities said.

The Extended America hotel in Secaucus. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday at approximately 2:55 a.m., the Secaucus PD responded to the Extended Stay America hotel, located at 1 Meadowlands Parkway, on a report of a verbal dispute where a woman then barricaded herself in the room, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Upon their arrival, they approached the room and were met by a hostile woman who was throwing objects at them in the doorway. Additionally, she threatened to harm the officers with a knife. Officers took up tactical positions and called in SWAT.

Negotiators managed to have her exit the room after being barricaded within for several hours.

No injuries were reported and she was involuntarily taken for a mental health evaluation and subsequently charged with making terroristic threats and obstructing a governmental function.

The woman, 43, of Lodi, who was not identified, was served her complaint summons and was released from police custody, officials said.

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