Police: Secaucus man charged with threatening to shoot cop, blow up police station


A Secaucus man was charged wth threatening to shoot a police officer and using a bomb to blow up the police station at the BP gas station last week.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Wednesday at approximately 8:57 a.m., Secaucus police responded to the BP gas station, located at 1320 Paterson Plank Road, on a report of a man making various threats against the Secaucus Police Department.

Jonathan Castillo, 27, of Secaucus, was charged with making terroristic threats, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

“Castillo made threats against one of my officers stating that ‘I’ll fix you Officer [Withheld] and put a bullet in the back of your head for every time you violated me,'” Miller said in an email following an inquiry from HCV.

Castillo was referring to his probation being violated because he was arrested on additional occasions, the police chief explained.

Castillo also stated he would go to the Secaucus Police Department and “pitch a bomb and kill a whole bunch of cops and make a mark in this town …,” Miller added.

The Secaucus PD responded to the Paterson police Department on Thursday at about 12:55 p.m. to take custody of custody, where he was charged, issued his complaint warrant, and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

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