Couple assaulted, park rangers report
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.