Senior housing resident shot, charged after allegedly threatening staff with meat cleaver

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Senior housing resident shot, charged after allegedly threatening staff with meat cleaver
Senior housing resident shot, charged after allegedly threatening staff with meat cleaver

A resident of an affordable senior housing community in New Jersey was shot by police and charged with crimes after he attacked two women in the community's management office with a meat cleaver, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

The incident reportedly happened around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at B'nai B'rith Chesilhurst House in Chesilhurst, NJ.

Chesilhurst police officers responded to a 911 call from two women who said that a man later identified as resident Daniel McOsker threatened them with a knife in the management office. When officers arrived, they reportedly found McOsker in his apartment, still holding the meat cleaver. Police relocated two visitors to McOsker's apartment and then ordered McOsker to drop his weapon, according to an account from the prosecutor's office. They shot him in the leg after he did not comply with numerous requests, the prosecutor's office said.

McOsker was treated at a local hospital and charged with criminal restraint, terroristic threats and weapon charges. The officer who shot him was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, which became involved because a municipal police officer was involved in the shooting.

A representative of B'nai B'rith Chesilhurst House told McKnight's Senior Living that it had no comment on the incident and referred all questions to the prosecutor's office.

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