Police: Academy Bus worker arrested in Hoboken for threatening to ‘shoot up’ the place over raise


An employee of Academy Bus in Hoboken was arrested on Sunday for threatening to “shoot up” the place over not receiving a pay raise, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Michael Fuentes, 56 of Belleville, was charged with terroristic threats over the weekend, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

Detectives began investigating an incident which occurred on Saturday, but reported later on Sunday. On this date, Fuentes, who is an employee of the Academy Bus located at 15th and Clinton Street, was upset over not receiving a pay raise.

He made a threatening remark to one of his supervisors, exclaiming “YOU SEE THESE SHOOT UPS ON TV AT WORK AND THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE SOON!,” authorities said.

After speaking to him, his supervisor allowed him to leave work and return home. After interviewing several possible witnesses, the detectives generated a warrant complaint charging the defendant with terroristic threats, officials said.

Several days later, the defendant was located by the Belleville Police Department and placed under arrest. He was transported back to the Hoboken Police Department where he was processed and remanded to the Hudson County Rehabilitation Center, police said.

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