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Former Atlantic City Council candidate charged with making terroristic threats
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Former Atlantic City Council candidate charged with making terroristic threats


ATLANTIC CITY — A city man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a knife while she was holding her baby, police said Thursday.

Aaron Carrington, 39, was charged with making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He turned himself in Wednesday morning, police said in a news release.

Carrington was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for City Council on the Tom Foley ticket in the June primary election.

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According to police, at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 1100 block of Reading Avenue for a report of a man threatening to kill a woman with a knife. Officers arrived to locate the victim, who was uninjured. She said she was in the residence with Carrington when he became agitated and retrieved a knife from the kitchen. The victim said he threatened to kill her while she was holding her infant child. She was able to flee to a family member’s residence.

Carrington fled before officers arrived, police said. A warrant was issued for him, and Carrington turned himself in at the Public Safety Building shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

During the campaign, Carrington said he was a substance abuse counselor and was open about having been incarcerated. He said he wanted to make re-entry services for those released from prison a priority for the city.

Staff Writer Michelle Brunetti Post contributed to this report.

Contact John Russo: 609-272-7184

Twitter: @ACPress_Russo

Council At-Large Democrat (vote for three)

Name Votes Winner
Stephanie Marshall 1,615 X
George Tibbitt 1,566 X
Bruce E. Weekes 1,661 X
M. Suhel Ahmed 364
Aaron Carrington 388
Shameeka Harvey‐Cottman 366
Geoffrey Dorsey 222

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