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Man charged after allegedly chasing two men with a knife outside apartment complex in Hunterdon County

FLEMINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Flemington man is facing several charges after he allegedly chased two men with a knife at an apartment complex in Flemington Borough last week, police said.

On Thursday, April 15, at around 5:17 p.m., borough police responded to Hunter Hills Apartments for a man threatening two other men with a knife, police said.

During the investigation, it was determined that Julio Chagolla-Velasco threatened and chased two men around the complex with a knife. Chagolla-Velasco was taken into custody without incident and a knife was recovered at the scene, police said.

Chagolla-Velasco was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was transported to the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office and lodged at the Warren County Jail, police said.

Chagolla-Velasco has since been released following a bail hearing with a pending court date, police said.

Raritan Township Police Department assisted at the scene.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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