LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police have identified the man who caused buildings to go into lockdown near the Regent Street Complex in Livingston on Sept. 13 as Jude Sardong, 21, of West Orange. Bail was set at $50,0000.
Sardong was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and terroristic threats among other charges. He was transported to the East Orange Crisis Center, where he stayed for about a week before being released on Sept. 19.
Livingston police, who last week responded to the complex after receiving calls about a suspicious person wearing a mask and possibly carrying a weapon, said they are still unsure whether Sardong was a patient of a nearby facility.
According to police, Sardong carrying a glass bottle, confronted another individual in the hallway of the building and demanded money. When the man refused, police said Sardong began smashing items throughout the hallway and forced himself into a conference.
Sardong was apprehending quickly by police, who surrounded the building around the same time that Sardong exited.
Sardong made bail was released pending court action.