New Jersey man arrested in connection with Shaftsbury kidnapping, assault

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SHAFTSBURY — A New Jersey man is facing multiple charges including five counts of kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault after an October incident in Shaftsbury, according to Vermont State Police.

Mohamed M. Hamdi, 32, from Union, NJ, was arrested on Jan. 4 in New Jersey by the US Marshals Service and New Jersey State Police for his alleged role in a violent home invasion on Twitchell Hill Road.

Police say Hamdi and an unidentified male forced their way into the residence, assaulted two men, and shot one as he tried to escape.

The incident unfolded late on Oct. 23 when state troopers were dispatched to the scene following a 911 call reporting a shooting.

Joseph Maccioli, 33, and Nicholas Baker, 25, were identified as the victims.

Maccioli was shot and later airlifted to Albany Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, while Baker was assaulted but did not require hospitalization.

Hamdi is currently awaiting extradition to Vermont as the investigation continues.

The Vermont State Police have called for the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect and have encouraged anyone with information to come forward.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department, Bennington Police Department, US Marshals Service, New Jersey State Police, New York State Police, Paramus Police Department, and Mahwah Police Department, assisted in the ongoing investigation.

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