A Bayonne tenant was arrested on Sunday afternoon after striking his landlord in the head and making him bleed after ongoing tensions boiled over, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Courtney J. Liberto, 32, of Bayonne, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.
Liberto was taken into custody at about 3:56 p.m. from the area of 10th Street and Avenue C. Officers responded to a residence on a report of an individual, a landlord, bleeding after being struck with an object by a tenant.
The investigation determined that Liberto and the landlord have a history of ongoing issues and on this date, Liberto struck the victim in the head with an unknown object as he walked down a hallway past her door.
As a result, the victim suffered a laceration to the face and temporary sensory issues. Liberto was arrested and processed on the aforementioned charges, authorities said.