Police: Secaucus man, 64, arrested for hitting teen known to him with a baseball bat


A Secaucus man, 64, was arrested for hitting a teen known to him with a baseball bat, prompting him to get assaulted by a group of juveniles, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Thursday at approximately 8:49 p.m., Secaucus police responded to Buchmuller Park located at 150 Plaza Centre Road in the area of the basketball courts on a report of a fight, Miller said in a statement.

During the investigation, the police arrested a 64-year-old Secaucus man after he entered Secaucus Police Headquarters to report further details regarding the incident.

According to Miller, the man was in possession of a baseball bat and struck a juvenile known to him. As a result, he was then assaulted by a group of teen and no serious injuries were sustained.

He was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (baseball bat), and endangering the welfare of a child.

The man was served his complaint warrant and was subsequently transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

His name is not being released in an attempt to protect the identity of the victim, authorities said.

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