Last month, a 19-year-old Clifton man was stabbed on Mahar Avenue.
According to Clifton police, the victim was stabbed multiple times. After the attack, he was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The attack occurred near the Clifton Fire Department’s sub-station on Mahar Avenue.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). As set forth by the statute, an assault is classified as second degree aggravated assault if the attacker attempts to cause “serious” bodily injury to a person, meaning that the injury creates a risk of death or permanent disfigurement to the victim. In this case, the attacker caused life-threatening injuries to the victim. As a result, if caught, the attacker will likely be charged with second degree aggravated assault. A conviction could result in the attacker being sentenced to up to ten (10) years in New Jersey State Prison.
A day after the attack, the victim remained in the hospital with serious wounds.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Clifton Teenager Stabbed, Hospitalized in Early-Morning Attack.”