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Morris County man accused of attacking driver with hammer

HARDING TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Harding Township man was charged after allegedly hitting another driver with a hammer, threatened to kill him then dragging him, police said.

Victor Henriques, 50, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

On Saturday, June 22 at 6:05 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault in progress on Lake Trail West, located in the Mt. Kemble Lake community, police said.

Upon arrival, officers learned that this assault stemmed from a motor vehicle complaint of an erratic driver, police said.

Henriques approached the alleged driver and struck him in the face and dragged him. He also carried a hammer, which was also used to strike and threatened to kill him, police said.

Henriques was released pending a court appearance in Morris County Superior Court.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Harding Township Police Department)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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