Brooklyn man threatened to shoot workers at Lakewood Supermarket, police report

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LAKEWOOD, NJ – A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged for making terroristic threats at the Evergreen Supermarket located on River Avenue early Tuesday morning.

According to Lakewood Police Department Captain Greg Staffordsmith, at around 9:45 am, police officer responded to the supermarket on the complaint of a disorderly person.

“While en route, our dispatch center advised that the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Christopher Borker of Brooklyn, was attempting to strike a 45-year-old employee with his box truck,” Staffordsmith said.

Police determined the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation regarding the use of a ‘u-boat’ platform cart.

“Arriving officers learned that Borker, who was delivering supplies, had initiated a verbal altercation after he tried taking a u-boat from a store employee who was using it at the time,” Staffordsmith said. “The altercation escalated when Borker threatened to get a gun and shoot the employees. He then returned to his truck and attempted to strike at least one employee in the parking lot.”

Borker was arrested by police without incident. No injuries were reported.

“He was arrested at the scene without incident. Thankfully no one was injured during this reckless act and no firearm was found. 

“Although this investigation is still active, there is nothing to suggest that this dangerous act was motivated by race or religion and charges for Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault as well as a motor vehicle summons for Reckless Driving are forthcoming,” he added.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Michael Dennis Jr at 732-363-0200 ext 5348 

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