According to a statement released by police, on December 11, police arrested a woman after she threatened the Mayor of the City of Atlantic City.
Police say at 4:25 pm, patrol officers responded to the parking lot of City Hall, located at 1301 Bacharach Boulevard, for a report of a woman threatening The Honorable Mayor Marty Small Sr.
According to police officials, Officers Ivaylo Penchev and Jonathan Revolus responded from their post inside City Hall and observed Ms. Nicole Staton, 47, yelling at Mayor Small while a small group watched.
The officers learned that as Mayor Small was driving in the parking lot, Staton, who was not known to the Mayor, jumped in front of the vehicle, causing Mayor Small to stop, officials said.
She then approached and began banging on the window of the car, yelling at him.
According to officials, Mayor Small exited his vehicle in an attempt to speak with Staton, who continued to yell and threatened to kill Mayor Small and his family.
Staton was arrested without incident then charged her with simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
Staton was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.
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