Police: Man holding girlfriend hostage in Secaucus arrested after traffic stop in Bayonne


A man who was suspected to be holding his girlfriend hostage in Secaucus was arrested after a traffic stop in Bayonne yesterday, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 3:16 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department responded to the 300 block of Clarendon Street on report of a victim being held against her will in the basement apartment, Miller said in an email this morning.

Information was also received that the victim was injured after being assaulted and the suspect was alleged to be armed and possibly suffering from mental illness.

Responding Secaucus Police Officers established a perimeter around the location and called in tactical support from the Hudson County Regional SWAT team.

There was some information that corroborated the victim and suspect were inside the residence and other information that they were in a vehicle.

From there, “critical information” was relayed to surrounding law enforcement agencies and the vehicle was stopped by the Bayonne Police Department within their city limits. The suspect was detained and ultimately arrested by the Secaucus Police Department.

The victim was found with some minor injuries, but was otherwise in good health.

“The investigation is ongoing and it is being investigated if the victim was being held against her will and/or if the suspect was armed during the encounter. The SWAT searched the residence to ensure there were no other victims, which proved negative results,” Miller concluded.

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