TOTOWA, N.J. — Police arrested a Woodland Park man who they said assaulted a Totowa QuickChek employee with a box cutter Monday and charged him with attempted murder.
Weston Kielczewski, 34, is accused of punching a female employee at the Union Boulevard store and slashing her with a box cutter-style knife around 3 a.m., Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said.
Police found the victim with cuts to her head, face and fingers. She was transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Coyle said.
Kielczewski fled on foot, he said. Officers learned that Kielczewski was a regular customer at the store and may have filled out an application to work there, Coyle said.
Police arrested Kielczewski at his Woodland Park home around 7 a.m. and charged him with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of weapon possession, Coyle said.
Kielczewski was being held on $750,000 bail pending a first appearance in Superior Court in Paterson on Wednesday, Coyle said.
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