Police: Road-raging man arrested in Jersey City for unsheathing samurai sword


An Eatontown man was arrested outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City for allegedly unsheathing a samurai sword inside the tunnel during a road rage incident, police said.

Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photos courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Richardson Rosius, 32, of Eatontown, was charged with possession of a weapon with intent to use for pulling out a Wakizashi sword during a road rage incident inside the north tube of the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

The incident, which was over “merging traffic,” escalated when Rosius got out of his car and unsheathed a Wakizashi sword with a 10.5-inch blade – then pointing it at the male driver of another car, officials said.

Furthermore, the other driver was traveling with his wife in the same direction.

Rosius then exited his 2008 blue Honda and was shouting and pointing the weapon at the other driver while the vehicles were stopped in traffic, authorities said.

After he reentered his car and drove westbound into the tunnel, police stopped him in Jersey City – after he exited the tunnel – police said.

After the victim identified him, Rosius (who was driving by himself) admitted to getting out of the car with the sword in his hand just a few minutes prior, officials said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

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