MIDLAND PARK — A man stabbed his girlfriend to death and then jumped in from of a subway train in an effort to take his own life, authorities said.
Former NYPD officer Arthur Lomando’s legs were amputated above the knees following a jump in front of subway train.
Lomando, 44, allegedly stabbed Suzanne Bardzell in her Midland Park driveway on Thursday.
Bardzell, 48, was found dead in her vehicle in her driveway at 715 Godwin Ave. When police arrived on the scene, the car was still running. The murder weapon was recovered from the car.
As she was left to die, officials said he fled to New York City where he jumped in front of a subway train at West 163rd and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem.
He was taken to Harlem Hospital with head and leg trauma.
PIX11 reviewed court documents that showed he had a history of instability and disciplinary charges that led to his dismissal from the NYPD. He tried to fight the termination in an unsuccessful lawsuit. He claimed depression, insomnia and fatigue qualified him for disability retirement.
More than a decade after he was fired, Lomando faces criminal charges.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor, Barzell, 48, recently filed a restraining order against Lomando due to domestic violence.
The Record reported he violated the order several times leading to a previous manhunt.
Bardzell was a mother to two teenage sons. She was a special education teacher in Teaneck, New Jersey.