Police: Man used lat pulldown bar as weapon, threatened to get a gun in Secaucus


Secaucus police arrived at the local L.A. Fitness last week after a fight broke out, to find out that a Union City man had used a lat pulldown bar as a weapon and threatened to get a gun and “start laying people out” after the fact, authorities said.

Photo via Secaucusnj.gov.
Photo via Secaucusnj.gov.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Cleavon Hailes, 26, of Union City, was charged with possession of a weapon (a lat pulldown bar), possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and making terroristic threats for saying something along the lines of he was going to get a gun “and start laying people out,” according to Police Det. Sgt. Michael Torres.

On January 11 at 11:50 a.m. at the L.A. Fitness located at 485 Harmon Meadow Blvd, police responded to a report of a fight, officials said.

Although parties involved were separated prior to police arrival, evidence was found to arrest Hailes on the aforementioned charges, authorities said.

Two failure to appear in court warrants were found out of West New York for $650, and $250, respectively, police said.

Additionally, his bail was set at $10,000 with a 10 percent option, officials said.


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