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Ex-cop stabs NJ woman with machete, jumps in front of train

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11:37 PM

A man fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a machete in New Jersey before escaping to New York City and throwing himself in front of a subway train on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Suzanne Bardzell, 48, was found dead inside a car with the engine still running in the driveway of her Midland Park home around 3:30 p.m., according to Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.

Arthur J. Lomando shattered the driver-side window of Bardzell’s black Volkswagen SUV and attacked her with “a very large machete-type of knife, striking her several times,” Molinelli told The Bergen Record. Investigators later found the weapon at the Godwin Ave. home, Molinelli said.

Lomando, who is from Centereach, L.I., then fled to the city and jumped in front of a subway train at Amsterdam and St. Nicholas avenues in Harlem, according to the prosecutor. An emergency crew rushed Lomando to Harlem Hospital Center, where he went into surgery for severe head and leg injuries.

Arthur Lomando of Centereach, L.I., was treated for severe head and leg injuries after throwing himself in front of a train during an escape from the New Jersey home where he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, officials said.Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

Arthur Lomando of Centereach, L.I., was treated for severe head and leg injuries after throwing himself in front of a train during an escape from the New Jersey home where he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, officials said.

Suzanne Bardzell, 48, of Midland Park, N.J., was fatally stabbed in the driveway of her home Thursday afternoon, according to officials from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutors released this picture of the mother of two early Friday.Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

Suzanne Bardzell, 48, of Midland Park, N.J., was fatally stabbed in the driveway of her home Thursday afternoon, according to officials from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Prosecutors released this picture of the mother of two early Friday.

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  • Arthur Lomando of Centereach, Long Island, is in custody after he stabbed his girlfriend to death in Midland, N.J., then jumped in front of a train on October 22, 2015.
  • Suzanne Bardzell of Midland, N.J., was stabbed to death by Arthur Lomando of Centereach, Long Island, who then jumped in front of a train on October 22, 2015.

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The 44-year-old man’s collision with an A train happened around 4:30 p.m. at the 168th St. station, a spokesman for the NYPD told the Daily News. The man had been struck by an empty train and MTA officials cut of service between between 168 St. and 207 St. until just after 5:30, officials with the MTA told the News.

The NYPD spokesman declined to state the man’s name or comment on media reports that the homicide suspect is a former NYPD officer. Lomando served as an officer for 10 years before he was fired in 2004 over misconduct and mental health concerns, according to court documents cited by WABC-TV.

Bardzell and her estranged boyfriend had dated after meeting online three years ago. But Bardzell filed for an order of protection Oct. 5 from Lomando after several domestic violence incidents, Molinelli said at a press conference. Bardzell was a mother of two teenage sons who worked as a special education teacher in nearby Teaneck.

An image from the scene shows police investigating outside the Midland Park, N.J., home where officials said a special education teacher was fatally stabbed by her ex-girlfriend.PIX 11 News

Neighbors in the area about 20 miles east of Manhattan told PIX11 they had grown used to the sight of police cars outside Bardzell’s home in recent weeks. Lomando recently eluded police on a chase by railroad tracks, Molinelli said.

He told reporters, “We are in the process of issuing arrest warrants for murder, possession of weapon, and violating the terms of a restraining order.”

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