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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) adult male was taken into police custody following an alleged assault with an unknown weapon at Maple Park, Ridgewood on Thursday morning, 05/31. Another adult male, who appeared to have sustained a non life threatening leg injury, was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Ridgewood EMS personnel. Several Ridgewood PD uniformed and plain clothes officers responded to the incident. They were assisted by a patrol officer from Glen Rock, and members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Rapid Response SWAT Team. Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke, who was at the scene, said that information about the incident was still being compiled and that no charges had yet been pressed. Detectives were observed gathering evidence from an area in which the installation of artificial turf was underway. The detained individual was handcuffed, searched, and subsequently transported to Ridgewood Police headquarters.
According to the Ridgewood Police blotter ,on May 31 at approximately 10:30am, Officer Sean Amoruso was flagged down by Maple Field by an individual who stated that he had been stabbed. Upon investigation it was determined the actor and victim were working together on Maple Field. The two men had an altercation which lead to an assault, where a hammer and a stick with a fixed knife on the end, were used. Manny Roman, a 42-year-old from West Islip, NY was arrested at the scene and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes before being released pending his court date. The victim, a 44-year-old from Chicago, Il was transported to The Valley Hospital for evaluation and treatment.