A 21-year-old Bergen County, New Jersey, resident was taken into custody after a SWAT team stand-off following a dispute with his grandfather that ended in the older man’s gruesome death.
Ronald Vicari, 81, of Elmwood Park, was found with a fatal ax wound inside his home on Beachwood Avenue by a family member who called police, Daily Voice reported.
Cops called in the SWAT team at around 9:30 a.m., and grandson Jason Vicari — who had locked himself in the house — surrendered 50 minutes later after speaking with a negotiator, authorities told the news outlet.
The grandson, of Wyckoff, is being interviewed by the Bergen Country Prosecutor’s Office. The case is being assisted by local police and the county medical examiner.
The elder Vicari was a prominent figure in Elmwood Park, where he served on the planning and zoning boards.