WILDWOODÂ â€” A city teenager was arrested after he attempted to stab a police officer Thursday morning, the department said.
The 15-year-old boy was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon.
At 7:34 a.m., police responded to the Wildwood Housing Authority Commissioners Court at 3700 New ¾ÅÐãÖ±²¥ Ave. about a 15-year-old boy who was experiencing a mental health crisis.
When police arrived, a uniformed officer spoke with the caller, who said her son had been acting out of control and threatened her other 10-year-old son during a family dispute, police said Friday in a news release.
The older son had locked himself in one of the bedrooms, police said. The responding officer attempted to make contact with him and was able to unlock the bedroom door. The officer saw the teen standing near an open window.
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The officer began to talk to the teen, who walked toward the officer in an aggressive manner, police said. The teen removed a 6-inch kitchen knife from the pocket of his hoodie and attempted to stab the officer in the neck. The officer blocked the attempt and subdued the teen after a brief struggle.
The officer was treated for a minor laceration to his right hand at Cape Regional Medical Center. The teen is being held at the Ocean County Juvenile Intake Center.Â
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