Police: NJ man arrested for threatening another man with large machete at a flea market

Police say the man, who was not identified, was attempting to intimidate a 40-year-old man from Neptune over money that was allegedly owed for a car repair.

Lanette Espy

Feb 27, 2024, 12:02 PM

Updated 56 days ago

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A man wielding a machete was arrested over the weekend at a flea market in Howell Township, according to police.
Authorities say a 39-year-old man from Bayville walked into the Collingwood Auction & Flea Market armed with a large machete on Saturday around 9 a.m.
Police say the unnamed man was attempting to intimidate a 40-year-old man from Neptune over money that was allegedly owed for a car repair. They say it appeared multiple witnesses that were present prevented the incident from escalating into a physical altercation or from the weapon being used.
The man with the machete then got in his car and left the area without receiving any money, according to police.
Three hours later, the man was located by police in Eatontown and later arrested. He's being held at Monmouth County Jail pending a hearing.
He faces multiple charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon and terroristic threats.


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