Woman charged with threatening to shoot up Bayonne post office over missing check


A woman was charged with threatening to shoot up a Bayonne post office over a missing piece of mail that contained a check, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Taquaya A. Ratcliff, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, was charged with making terroristic threats, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Ratcliff was taken into custody at about 5:10 p.m. yesterday from the area of 26th Street and Broadway. Officers responded to the U.S. Post Office located at 570 Broadway on a report of a woman threatening to harm postal employees and customers that were present.

During the investigation, it was learned that Ratcliff entered the post office in an irate state due to an issue with missing mail and a check contained in that missing mail.

According to witnesses and two employees, during her tirade, she threatened to hurt the two employees before threatening to return and shoot everyone present if she did not get her missing check returned to her, authorities said.

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