NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man used a machete to threaten a family who excluded him and his son from their Thanksgiving Day celebrations.
New Milford police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1c3jDds) that 48-year-old Joseph Hoo, of Upper Montclair, was charged with weapons offenses and making terroristic threats.
Police responding to the family's home at around 2 p.m. Thursday stopped a van leaving the residence. Police say Hoo and his 18-year-old son were in the vehicle, and officers soon found an 18-inch machete and two baseball bats inside the van.
Hoo was released on his own recognizance but ordered to not have contact with the family.
A telephone number for Hoo couldn't be located Saturday. It wasn't clear if he had retained an attorney.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.