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  • A senior exec at one of Wall Street’s top headhunting firms
    is on leave after being arrested over the weekend in a bizarre
  • Carlos Mejia, a managing partner at Options
    Group, allegedly attacked a bridal party with a sword at a
    resort in New Jersey after a dispute broke out. 
  • The bride suffered non-life threatening injuries to her arm.
  • Mejia faces multiple charges and has been suspended without
    pay, pending the result of the investigation.

A senior exec at one of Wall Street’s top headhunting firms is on
leave after being arrested over the weekend in a bizarre incident
in which he reportedly used a sword to attack a bride at a resort
in New Jersey. 

Carlos Mejia, a managing partner at Options Group,
was arrested by Hardyston police
after an altercation erupted
Saturday outside a hotel room at the Grand Cascades Lodge, which
is part of the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey,

according to the New Jersey Herald.

The drama started when Mejia, who was reportedly staying at the
hotel for a work function, asked a bridal party for a cigarette,
and a verbal spat broke out after he was rebuffed. Authorities
say Mejia retreated to his hotel room, only to reemerge with a
sword after the wedding party started pounding on his door.

Carlos Mejia


Mejia allegedly opened the door and swung the blade the bridal
party, threatening to kill the bride before ultimately slashing
her in the arm, according to police.

The bride, whose name wasn’t identified, was treated at a nearby
hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Mejia had allegedly been seen brandishing the sword in the hotel
earlier in the night, and police said he appeared to be under the
influence of alcohol or drugs. 

He now faces charges of third-degree aggravated assault
with bodily injury, third-degree terroristic threats, and a
third-degree weapon possession charge.

A top recruiter in the world of Wall Street stock traders
and hedge funds, Mejia may also be out of a job at one of Wall
Street’s premier headhunting firms.

Options Group, which hired Mejia in 2001 and
promoted him to partner in 2009
, has suspended Mejia without
pay until the investigation plays out. 

“This is a matter that does not involve Options Group in
any way. We take this matter very seriously and this employee has
been placed on leave without pay, pending the outcome of the
investigation,” the company, which was founded in 1992 and has
more than a dozen offices around the world, said in a statement
to Business Insider.

Mejia’s name, bio, and image has largely been scrubbed from
the company’s website, and his LinkedIn page has been

Mejia could not be reached for comment. 

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