MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Hudson County man has been charged for allegedly assaulting his father in Mansfield Township.
On December 26, at 11:37 p.m., officers responded to a residence for a report of a son physically assaulting his father. While police were responding, officers were advised that the father was now armed with a handgun, police said.
When officers arrived, the mother was waving officers down at the front door and the father could be seen at the top of the stairs, shirtless and bloody, and holding a handgun. The officers advised the father to put the firearm down and to step away and he complied. The firearm was then secured by an officer, police said.
It was determined that their 31-year-old son from Kearny had been using abusive language towards his mother causing the father to tell his son to stop and that he would be taking him home. The son then attacked his father causing a gash on his forehead and also choking him, police said.
The father retrieved his handgun for protection just prior to police arriving. The firearm was legally owned and it was determined the father acted in self-defense, police said.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment for his injuries, police said.
The son was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a court appearance, police said.