NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man is accused of assaulting another man with an tomahawk axe.
On Dec. 29, at around 8:41 p.m., police responded to the Adams Street Parking Lot for a report of an individual being assaulted by a man who was swinging a tomahawk axe, police said.
The police Investigation revealed that Robert Cibula, 32, of Andover Township had first approached the victim, wielding a knife, and making threats, police said.
After the victim ran from the area, he returned a short time later and was again approached by Cibula, who now produced a tomahawk axe, which he swung at him, causing an injury to his hand, police said.
Cibula was taken into custody and charged with second-degree aggravated assault, two counts of third-degree terroristic threats, two counts of fourth-degree possession of weapon unlawful, and two counts of third-degree possession of unlawful weapon.
Cibula was transported to Newton Medical Center and released per the Criminal Justice Reform Act, police said.