Man Hits Car, Stabs Motorist in Road Rage Incident

Nutley Police arrest a man from Pompton Plains after they he chased another motorist, hit the person's car twice and stabbed another man once.

A Pompton Plains man was arrested after Nutley police said he another man’s car twice with his car, chased the man and stabbed them once with a knife.

Sefer Nasufi, 33, of Pompton Plains, was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, making terrorist threats, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and possession of five oxycodone pills.  

"Police were dispatched to the parking lot of a bank on Franklin Avenue at 4:50 p.m. on a call of a man with a knife," said Nutley Police Lt. Thomas Strumolo, Jr.  

When police arrived, witnesses said the man with the knife was being subdued by onlookers, Strumolo said.  

Officers found and arrested the man on Sept. 12, and an investigation revealed that Nasufi had hit the other man’s car at the corner of Vincent Place and Chestnut Street, after traveling on the wrong side of the road and passing several cars to get there, Strumolo said.  

When the other man pulled into the driveway, Nasufi hit the car again, got out of his car and began chasing the other man with a knife, threatening that he was going to kill him, according to Strumolo. 

The two struggled and Nasufi stabbed the victim in the arm with the knife, Strumolo said.  

After taking Nasufi into custody, the officer saw a yellow pill wrapped in cellophane sticking out of his shirt pocket, and a search after his arrest came up with four more yellow pills wrapped in a paper towel, all of which were identified as oxycodone.  

Bail was set at $100,000 with a 10 percent cash option. He was also issued two motor vehicle summonses, reckless driving and failure to keep right.

He was processed, advised of his mandatory court date and was released after posting the appropriate bail.  


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