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Clarkstown Police Hunt for Man Accused of Attacking 2 With Hunting Knife

Joel Pointdujour—who answers to the moniker "The Beast"—is wanted for attacking and seriously injuring two victims with a hunting knife, police said.

Joel Pointdujour. Credit: Clarkstown Police
Joel Pointdujour. Credit: Clarkstown Police
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.

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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.

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