'Covered In Blood:' Man Assaulted With Hammer In Montclair Board Of Ed Parking Lot, Police Say

A 60-year-old Fairfield man was arrested and charged with assaulting a man with a hammer outside the Montclair Board of Education building on Friday, April 12, authorities said.

Giuseppe Iudici.

Giuseppe Iudici.

Photo Credit: Essex County Jail

Giuseppe Iudici was charged with aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses. He was remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility. 

At 8 p.m., callers reported to police that two pick-up trucks were ramming into each other in the parking lot, Montclair officers said. Upon arrival, both parties were separated and officers noticed a significant amount of blood on the ground near the driver's side door of one of the vehicles, police said.

A 58-year-old Randolph man was covered in blood as first responders headed to the scene. The Randolph resident said he was sitting in the parking lot awaiting a friend when his vehicle was intentionally struck by the Fairfield man, police said. Police did not name the Fairfield man. 

Both men exited their vehicles and a verbal dispute ensued that soon turned physical, police said. The Fairfield man retrieved a masonry hammer from his vehicle and began striking the victim in the head and then retrieved a 3-foot leveling tool and also hit the victim with it, resulting in severe lacerations to his head, police said.

Both men were transported to nearby hospitals. 

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