At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning in the Lakewood Township Municipal building, Patillo attacked a Lakewood resident as the resident entered an elevator on the second floor. Patillo stabbed the resident multiple times in the neck and head area. Municipal workers hearing the altercation sounded a panic alarm and nearby Lakewood Police officers responded to the scene. While being questioned, Patillo attacked one of the officers by striking him with a closed fist. Patillo was subdued and placed into custody and a knife was recovered. Both the victim and the officer were transported to a local hospital for evaluation of their injuries.
Members of the public and the media are reminded that defendants are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.