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Brick Man, 26, Charged With Threatening Motorist With Knife in Road Rage Altercation

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Twp. Police car. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A Brick Township man is facing terroristic threats and weapons charges following a road rage incident that police say occurred Monday on Mantoloking Road.

The incident played out at about 3 p.m. Monday, said Ptl. Victoria Finelli, when Ptl. Peter Bylsma was flagged down in the area of Mantoloking and Dock roads.

The victim told Bylsma he had been involved in a road rage incident and had been threatened with a knife. Multiple officers responded to the scene, during which time the victim, whose name was not divulged, told officers he was traveling on Mantoloking Road when he was cut off by a vehicle and honked his horn. The suspect “exited his vehicle and threatened the victim with a folding knife and began banging on his window and the side of his vehicle,” Finelli said.

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The victim was able to leave the scene of the incident safely and provide Bylsma with a vehicle description, partial license plate and identifiable characteristics for the suspect. At 4:40 p.m., Ptl. Joseph McGrath was on patrol in the area of 7-Eleven store on Mantoloking Road when he observed a vehicle matching the description provided.

McGrath approached the vehicle and began speaking with the male occupant, who was ultimately identified as Jake McMahon, 26, of Brick.

McMahon “appeared to have bloody knuckles on both hands,” Finelli said, adding that he admitted to having been involved in the incident. He was charged with terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession a weapon.

McMahon was taken to police headquarters, processed and released with a future court date. His photograph was not distributed.

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