Knife-Wielding Man Charged with Assault, Cops Say
Twenty seven-year-old Ramsey man arrested after incessantly calling cops then assaulting his father and a Ramsey police officer, according to authorities
A Ramsey man was arrested over the weekend after a string of bizarre behavior — including attacks on his father and a Ramsey police officer — authorities said.
Joseph Leodori, 27, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.
Leodori made numerous 911 phone calls to the Ramsey police station Saturday night complaining of an incident that happened at Brady’s at the Station earlier that night, police said while refusing to elaborate on the alleged incident at the popular bar and tavern.
When cops responded to Leodori’s house to investigate his complaint, police say he was uncooperative. Cops told Leodori to stop calling police headquarters, but after officers left the 27-year-old's home the calls didn't stop, according to Gurney.
At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, police received a call from Leodori's father claiming his son had assaulted him, police said. When police arrived on the scene again, they say Leodori was wielding a folded knife and again uncooperative with police.
Leodori’s father suffered a laceration on his back, as a result of the assault, Gurney said.
Leodori also assaulted a Ramsey police officer in the course of the arrest, cops said. Police did not comment on the details of assault, but Gurney said the officer didn't sustain any injuries.
Leodori was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and sent to the Bergen County Jail on $75,000 bail.
Police don't know if alcohol was involved in the incident.
"There was definitely some strange behavior," Gurney said. "But we’re not sure what caused it.”