2 men charged after verbal altercation involving knife in Hunterdon County
READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Two men are facing charges after a verbal altercation on Route 22 on Wednesday Readington Township, police said.
On Dec. 7, at around 3:11 p.m., a Readington Township police officer witnessed an altercation between a motorist and a pedestrian near the intersection of Route 22 and County Route 523 (Main St), police said.
A police investigation revealed that David Gilliam, 58, of Readington Township allegedly confronted Keith Anderson, 56, also of Readington Township, who was standing in the center median of Route 22. After a brief verbal altercation, Gilliam pulled his vehicle into the center median, exited his vehicle and the two continued to argue, police said.
During this argument, Anderson allegedly showed a knife and threatened Gilliam. It was at this time that the officer arrived and diffused the situation, police said.
After Interviews were conducted, Anderson and Gilliam were each charged with disorderly conduct. Anderson was also charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, police said.
Both were released pending court appearances, police said.