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Ex-officer stalked, threatened to kill NJ police chief: authorities

Posted at 3:51 PM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 15:51:30-04

ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a former Aberdeen Township police officer stalked and threatened to kill the town’s current police chief.

But they wouldn’t say why 66-year-old Christian Witzig allegedly took those actions.

The Asbury Park Press reports Witzig, who lives in Keansburg, was arrested this week. His bail was set at $100,000 cash and it wasn’t known Saturday if he has retained an attorney.

Citing court documents, the newspaper said Witzig made the threat before going to Aberdeen police headquarters to confront chief John Powers- despite being previously told not to contact him.

The documents also state that Witzig repeatedly made alarming and threatening statements toward Powers and his family on five occasions

Powers told the newspaper that he couldn’t comment and referred all questions to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.