Toms River Man Threatens Another Driver With A Knife

(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

MEDFORD — A Toms River man was charged with terroristic threats over the weekend when he pulled a knife on another driver during a “road rage” incident, according to police.

The man, 45-year old Charles J. Cassidy III, has been charged with terroristic threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a weapon and simple assault for threatening another driver with a knife at a traffic light on Route 70 on September 15.

Medford police reported that the incident was the result of road rage. Cassidy was traveling on Route 70 behind the victim before passing him, angered at the speed of traffic. At the intersection of Route 70 and Medford Evesboro Road, Cassidy got out of his vehicle and approached the victim, threatening him with a knife, police said.

Medford Police detectives and Toms River Police obtained a warrant to search Cassidy’s home in Toms River where they discovered the knife described in the incident.

Cassidy is being held at the Burlington County Jail.