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Carlstadt police charge man in knife threat over deli chicken order

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Carlstadt police charged a busboy with aggravated assault following a knife attack at a Hackensack Street delicatessen that had run out of chicken.

Borough Officers Jason Colombo and Scott Tronziger, responding to the Daily Deli last night, grabbed two men, while their colleagues from East Rutherford grabbed a third, Carlstadt Police Chief Thomas Nielsen said this morning.

According to witnesses, Armando Vincente-Gonzalez and two of his friends went to the deli and asked for chicken but were told there wasn’t anymore, the chief said.

Vincente-Gonzalez, 22, of East Rutherford, “became irate and began to argue with the store employees,” at which point they were asked to leave, he said.

As one of the workers followed to make sure they were gone, Vincente-Gonzalez pulled “produced a folding knife from his pants pocket, opened the blade and held the blade up to the employee’s torso,” Nielsen said.

Vincente-Gonzalez charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and illegal weapons possession.

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