Police: Bayonne hockey coach waived off-duty state trooper’s gun at people


A hockey coach for Bayonne High School is accused of waiving an off-duty state trooper’s gun at two individuals during practice at the Richard Korpi Ice Rink last month, police said. 

Bayonne police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

David McKenna, 38, of Bayonne, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to Police Capt. Joseph Scerbo.

The charged were filed on December 12th after an investigation into an incident from November 30th.

McKenna is accused of pointing an off-duty state trooper’s handgun at two individuals last month, and although it is not believed he intended to use the weapon, possessing the gun under these circumstances were enough to warrant charges, police said.

The state trooper, who was not identified, is a volunteer coach for the hockey team and reportedly stored his service weapon in the coach’s locker room, authorities said.

McKenna was charged and released on a summons after being processed, officials said.

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