Anthony Campisi, a 39-year old Woodland Park man, was arrested this weekend after allegedly stabbing another man during a Saturday afternoon fight at the Midtown Bar and Grill on Franklin Avenue in Nutley.
According to law enforcement, the fight occurred just after 2pm on Saturday. Campisi and another man apparently got into an argument which escalated into a scuffle. Campisi then purportedly attacked the man with a knife, resulting in lacerations to the man’s head and leg. He was taken to Clara Maass Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Campisi left the bar after the incident
When police later appeared to arrest Campisi, they could not locate the knife. The fight was, however, captured on videotape at the bar.
Campisi has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (knife), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife). The degree of the Aggravated Assault (and associated penalty) will ultimately depend on the level of injury sustained by the victim, who was not charged with any crime. Nevertheless, Campisi faces up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison on the remaining charges.
Campisi’s bail was set at $100,000. He has posted it and will remain free pending a court date at the Essex County Superior Court.
For more information, see the Star-Ledger article entitled, “Woodland Park man arrested for knife attack at Nutley bar.”