Authorities: Road-rage driver followed woman home, slashed her face; led police on chase

Authorities say a man followed a woman to her home in Jackson and stabbed her following a road rage incident over the weekend.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2021, 10:52 AM

Updated 1,105 days ago

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Authorities say a man followed a woman to her home in Jackson and stabbed her following a road rage incident over the weekend.
Officers were called to a home on Maria Street Saturday around 4:50 p.m.
According to police, Michael Mahan, 38, of Ewing, punched the woman and threatened to kill her as he held a knife to her.
Police say Mahan then slashed her face and ran when a neighbor intervened and called 911.
Police got a description of Mahan's vehicle and pulled him over. When the officer got out of the patrol car, police say Mahan sped away. Mahan then swerved into an oncoming lane and struck a vehicle near the intersection.
A short time later, Mahan rear-ended another car and ran the vehicle off the road into the woods. Mahan made it another 500 feet before his car broke down. He was taken into custody.
Police later learned Mahan threatened another resident after parking in front of the man's house before the stabbing.
Mahan has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, among other charges.
The stabbing victim was hospitalized, while the drivers of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries.
Mahan is being held at the Ocean County jail ahead of a first appearance in court.


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