Clifton NJ police are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a Clifton man.
The 19-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times and rushed to the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
According to authorities, the victim was hospitalized with serious injuries resulting from the stabbing.
The attack took place after midnight near the Clifton Fire Department’s sub-station on Mahar Avenue.
Although no charges were initially filed, police expected charges to be filed later.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. According to the statute, a person can be charged with second degree aggravated assault if he attempts to cause bodily injury to another person while using a deadly weapon. In this case, if the suspect is apprehended, he or she is likely to face second degree aggravated assault charges. If convicted, the suspect could be sentenced to up to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Clifton Teenager Stabbed, Hospitalized in Early-Morning Attack.”