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East Orange Woman Goes on Rampage Attacking Woman, Montclair Police Officers


Montclair police defused a violent altercation situation where a woman went on a rampage, causing property and physical bodily damage in Montclair on Friday morning. 

According to police, at approximately 1:24 a.m., patrol units responded to Mission Street on a report of two females engaged in a physical dispute in the street.

Montclair Police units arrived on the scene and were met by a female who reported that she observed an unknown female damaging her cousin’s vehicle while inside of her residence, which was parked on the street.

Police say the woman reported that the suspect went on a rampage shattered the front and rear windshield while shouting laced profanity. 

According to police, when the woman confronted the suspect, the assailing ant on the attack and beat her with a metal pipe.

Police say Ms. Jannah Asante, 24, East Orange, was arrested at Montclair Police officers' scene. 

According to police, during the arrest, Asante assaulted two officers by kicking one and spitting in the face of the other.

Police took control of the incident then charged Asante with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.

The victim was transported to Mountainside Hospital for injuries to her face.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.