Clarkstown Police are are working to track down a dangerous criminal in Rockland who answers to the nickname "The Beast," authorities told Patch Thursday afternoon.
Cops are on the hunt for Joel Pointdujour, a 24-year-old who is considered to be "armed and dangerous," said detective Stephen Cole-Hatchard. Pointdujour was last residing in the West Haverstraw and Garnerville, police said, and is known to frequent Spring Valley.
Pointdujour is accused of assaulting and seriously injuring two victims with a hunting knife in Central Nyack last Sunday night, Sept. 1, police said. The attack took place in front of El Molino III, a bar, authorities added.
"The first victim was slashed and stabbed in the stomach, suffering life-threatening injuries," Cole-Hatchard said. "The second victim was cut in numerous areas, also suffering serious injuries.
Police describe Pointdujour as standing 5'10" and weighing about 275 pounds.
"[He] has a violent history, is to be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached," authorities said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Pointdujour is asked to call the Clarkstown Police Department at (845) 639-5800 or 1-877-639-6233.