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Accused Midland Park Mom's Killer Brought To Bergen

Arthur Lomando
Arthur Lomando Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Sheriff
Suzanne Bardzell
Suzanne Bardzell Photo Credit: COURTESY: BCPO

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- A disgraced former NYPD officer who threw himself in front of a New York City subway train after police said he stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in her Midland Park driveway was transferred to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on Tuesday, Daily Voice reported that evening.

Arthur Lomando -- who lost both feet in the suicide attempt -- was released to the custody of the Bergen County sheriff from The North Infirmary Command on Rikers Island after being extradited.

Lomando, 44, was being held without bail in the county lockup pending a hearing this Friday in state Superior Court in Hackensack on charges of murder, weapons possession and contempt of court, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

Authorities at the time said that Lomando was under a temporary restraining order when he drove a rental car to the Godwin Avenue home Suzanne Bardzell this past Oct. 22 after leaving his own vehicle behind in Hackensack.

He apparently had been waiting for some time for before attacking Bardzell with a large "Rambo-styled survival knife" when she pulled into her driveway, a law enforcement source said.

All of it was captured by a video surveillance camera outside the home, the source told Daily Voice.

Earlier that month the discovery of Lomando's abandoned car outside her home sparked a massive search involving no fewer than 18 police agencies. It eventually ended after he called his lawyer to surrender. Lomando later posted bail and was released.

Authorities recovered the rental car in Harlem after Lomando threw himself in front of a subway train later the same day, costing him both feet ( SEE: Prosecutor: Ex-Officer Who Killed Midland Park Mom Tries Subway Suicide ).

They also recovered his own car in an area of River Street in Hackensack where a trio of rental agencies are located, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the discovery told Daily Voice.

Bardzell and Lomando were in court in Hackensack on Oct. 19, three days before she was killed, for a final hearing on her request for a permanent restraining order.

The hearing was adjourned -- with the temporary order still in effect -- after both asked for more time, a courthouse source told Daily Voice.

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