Florham Park Man Indicted on Attempted Murder and Attempted Aggravated Arson Charges

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Florham Park Police Chief Patrick Montuore and Morris County Sheriff Edward V. Rochford announce that Daniel Silvio Fargnoli, 31 years old, of Florham Park, New Jersey, was indicted today after an investigation revealed that on December 17, 2013, he allegedly threatened to use lethal force against police officers and he also attempted to use an incendiary device against law enforcement officers while barricaded within his residential building.             

Defendant was indicted on five counts of First Degree Attempted Murder; one count of Second Degree Attempted Aggravated Arson; six counts of Second Degree Possession of a Weapon (Destructive Device) for an Unlawful Purpose; one count of Second Degree Attempt to Cause Widespread Injury or Damage; two counts of Third Degree Unlawful Possession of a Destructive Device; one count of Third Degree Terroristic Threats; and one count of Third Degree Resisting Arrest.

The State is represented by Assistant Prosecutor/SDAG Sahil Kabse. 

Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200.   

Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the Florham Park                   Police Department, the Madison Police Department, the East Hanover Police Department, the Morris County Department of Law and Public Safety, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, whose efforts contributed to this result.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].