Kearny female threatened co-worker with knife, arrested on assault and weapon charges

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KEARNY – A Kearny resident and supermarket employee was arrested Thursday at her home for threatening a co-worker with a knife earlier this month, according to officials.

On March 1st shortly before 7:00 p.m. Officer Peter Jahera responded to a supermarket on the 100th block of Passaic Avenue on report of a female employee who was threatened with a knife by a co-worker. The victim, a resident of Harrison, was not injured and it was not determined what this incident stemmed from. “It was most likely a workplace or personal dispute,” Chief Dowie of Kearny Police stated.

Detective Michael Gonzales was assigned to follow up on this investigation which led to the arrest of 25-year-old Savannah Santiago of Kearny on March 12th. Santiago is now facing aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose charges. She was released on summons and is scheduled to appear in court on March 23rd.