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COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP — A Vineland man was arrested Dec. 30 after he threatened a corrections officer with a knife, State Police said.

Trooper Anthony Maruca was dispatched for a report of a suspicious vehicle near Ackley and Whitehead roads, State Police said in a news release.

Upon arrival, Maruca was informed by an off-duty corrections officer that a man was slumped over inside the vehicle.

When the corrections officer knocked on the window to see whether he needed help, the man exited the vehicle, brandished a knife and fled.

Maruca searched the area and was able to find Eric Winter, 48.

Maruca determined Winter was drunk and had a shotgun and rifle, the release stated.

Winter was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and driving under the influence.

He was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

— Ahmad Austin

Contact: 609-272-7210

Twitter @ACPressAustin

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