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NJ State Police grab man in Saddle Brook wanted for attempted murder in Rockland

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Acting on a tip, New Jersey State Police were waiting at the Holiday Inn in Saddle Brook tonight when a reputed gang enforcer wanted in connection with two stabbings outside a Rockland nightclub showed up.

Joel “The Beast” Pointdujour of Haverstraw, was taken into custody without incident in the parking lot of the hotel near the Garden State Parkway just before 6:30 p.m., NJSP Sgt. Adam Grossman said tonight. Arrested with him was Kaylyn Michele Martucci, 23, who police said was his getaway driver the night of the assaults.

Both were being held in the Bergen County Jail on fugitive from justice warrants.

Clarkstown police had been searching for Pointdujour, 24, who was considered armed and dangerous, after two men were stabbed with a hunting knife in the parking lot of a shopping center known as the Hub outside the El Molino III bar on Route 59 near the Palisades Center Mall.

One victim, 30, was stabbed in the abdomen — putting him in critical condition at a nearby hospital. The other, 25, just missed having an artery severed when he was cut several times on the right arm while trying to chase down Pointdujour, police said.

Pointdujour, a parolee who Clarkstown police believe got into a 4 a.m. fight with the first man over a woman inside the club, was being charged with two counts of attempted murder, among other offenses.

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