Police: 2 men arrested at Secaucus hotel after alleged hostage situation is unfounded


Two men were arrested at a Secaucus hotel over the weekend after an alleged hostage situation where a man was being held at gunpoint ended up being unfounded, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

Photo via secaucuspolice.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Saturday at approximately 10:38 a.m., Secaucus police responded to the Extended Stay
America, located at 1 Meadowland Parkway, to a dispatch report that there was a man located in the hotel room who had a gun and was not allowing others in the room to leave, Miller said in a statement.

An investigation was conducted which revealed the initial report of a man with a firearm was found to be false.

During further investigation, the police arrested Zaire Jacobs, 26, of Paterson, for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (crystal meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was also found to have one outstanding $5,000 warrant issued out of Paterson.

Additionally, police arrested Miguel Pacheco, 41, of Hawthorne, for one outstanding National Crime Information Center warrant issued out of the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia with no bail.

He was subsequently charged with being a fugitive from justice. Both Jacobs and  Pacheco were issued their complaint warrants and were subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.

No firearm was located and the hostage situation was believed to be fabricated, authorities said.

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