Little Egg Harbor Man Destroys Mom’s House and Threatens Suicide By Cop
A Little Egg Harbor man is facing charges after destroying his mother's house and acting erratically on Friday December 21 around 2:39 PM.
Police went to the Cranberry Creek residence after a woman reported that her 50-year old son was destroying the residence, not taking his medication, had been drinking alcohol and was holding a knife threatening suicide by cop.
Officers found Kurt Thyhanic standing naked at the front door, holding two knives and yelling "come on, come get me!".
The caller was escorted to safety and a perimeter was established around the house.
The Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiators were then brought in along with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Ocean County Sheriff's Department.
SWAT officers were eventually able to take Thyhanic safely into custody.
He was treated at the Southern Ocean Medical Center and later transported to the Ocean County Jail where he was processed and served with a warrant and summons.
Tyhanic is charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, aggravated assault on police, obstruction, and possession of drug paraphernalia.