Two truck drivers were injured after a brawl at a New Jersey trucking company yard in Fairfield after a dispute on the road.
According to a Facebook post, Fairfax police received a 911 call early Friday morning concerning a man that was stabbed and severely bleeding. Upon arrival, responding police officers located 40-year-old Bryan Tay with a single knife wound. Tay originally told police that we was stabbed by a another truck driver, later identified as Alptuh Akkus, 29-year-old. According to the post, Tay was reluctant to give additional information to officers on the scene. He was transported to the hospital.
Police were unable to located Akkus for some time until learning that he also turned himself into the hospital later that morning for treatment for injuries sustained in the fight.
According to Chief Manna, both men were employed as truck drivers with the trucking company KYZ Logistics and were involved in some sort of argument earlier in the week in Arizona. Police say that security camera footage from the parking lot shows Tay hiding behind a vehicle as Akkus arrived into the truck yard to return his truck. When Akkus began waking inside, Tay emerged, lunging from the hiding spot, and striking the Akkus with a large piece of wood.
Police arrested Tay at the hospital, and charged him with 3rd degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapons, 3rd degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and count 4th degree possession of a weapon. He was released on his own recognizance pending a hearing. Police have not filed any charges against Akkus saying that he “stabbed Tay once in self-defense.”