Cou­ple as­saulted, park rangers re­port

The Morning Call - - STATE/REGIONAL - — Kayla Dwyer

A New Jer­sey man threat­ened and as­saulted a cou­ple at gun­point along the river­bank at the south­ern end of the Delaware Wa­ter Gap Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area on Tues­day af­ter­noon, park rangers say.

Na­tional Park Ser­vice rangers and New Jer­sey State Po­lice re­sponded to Kit­tatinny Point around 4:30 p.m., where a man and woman strug­gled with their at­tacker, iden­ti­fied as Jef­frey Mulc­ahy of Wayne, New Jer­sey. The cou­ple told au­thor­i­ties where he fled in his ve­hi­cle.

Ac­cord­ing to park rangers, the male vic­tim fought off Mulc­ahy, who dropped his gun in the scuf­fle. The fe­male vic­tim picked up the gun and ran for help. Park rangers iden­ti­fied the weapon was as an air pel­let gun.

Hack­ettstown po­lice stopped Mulc­ahy’s ve­hi­cle on Route 46 in In­de­pen­dence Town­ship, New Jer­sey, shortly af­ter 5 p.m. They ar­rested him on mul­ti­ple as­sault charges with fed­eral felony charges pend­ing. Mulc­ahy is be­ing held in the Pike County jail un­der Na­tional Park Ser­vice cus­tody, await­ing a fed­eral court ap­pear­ance in Trenton on Wed­nes­day.

The man and woman did not have se­ri­ous in­juries and de­clined med­i­cal treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to park rangers.

The case is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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