Police: Man arrested after threatening to kill a man with knife in Hoboken bathroom

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A Jersey City man was arrested after threatening to a kill a man with a knife at a Church Square Park bathroom in Hoboken after an argument escalated, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

James Allen, 72, of Jersey City, was charged with making terroristic threats, possession of weapon for unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Police Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

Yesterday around 1:52 p.m., Sgt. William Bullock, along with Police Officers Jason Montalvo and Roberto Cuevas, were dispatched to Church Square Park, located at 400 Garden St. on a report of a male who had threatened another male with a knife.

Upon arrival the alleged actor was pointed out by the victim. The alleged actor was identified as Allen. The complainant, a Union City resident, was with his wife and reported the following: The complainant had stopped to use the restroom in the park.

As he entered, he noticed Allen inside. An argument then ensued initiated over the use of the bathroom. At some point during the argument, Allen brandished a knife and threatened to kill the complainant.

An on scene investigation was conducted and it led to arresting Allen for the alleged described act. Allen’s charges were placed on a warrant and he was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.