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Wayne Police Arrest Man for Threatening Restaurant Employees with a Knife


Police in Wayne have arrested a man in connection to an incident involving threats that occurred in the city last week.

According to police, on December 8 at approximately 6:15 p.m., multiple Wayne Police Officers responded to a report of a male suspect who threatened employees at Brother Bruno’s restaurant. 

It was reported that the suspect was known to the employees and that he was standing in the doorway of the restaurant while pointing at the employees and making a slicing motion across his throat with a large knife. 

Police said that he then walked away on Hamburg Turnpike prior to the arrival of police. A patrol officer searching the surrounding area found the suspect slumped down in a parked vehicle. 

According to police, a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that the knife was under the front driver’s seat. The suspect’s identity was confirmed by a witness and he was placed under arrest. 

Khalil Bakho, 56, of Wayne, was charged with the following offenses: 

  • Simple Assault
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
  • Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons 

Mr. Bakho was charged on a complaint warrant and he was placed in Passaic County Jail pending arraignment.