A fight broke out in Hoboken NJ, resulting in injuries to a 21-year-old Bergenfield NJ man.
Hoboken NJ police officers were called to Third and River Streets after receiving a report of a fight. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw the victim.
The victim told the officers that he was assaulted after trying to walk away from an argument he had gotten into with an unidentified man on the street in front of 2 Marine View Plaza in Hoboken, New Jersey.
According to the victim, the man pulled him to the ground. When the victim fought back, the man punched him in the face several times and began biting him on the left shoulder and left biceps.
The victim’s injuries included a broken collarbone. After speaking to police, the victim was taken to the Hoboken University Medical Center, where he was treated for bite marks, abrasions, and a broken clavicle.
The attacker in the incident fled the scene.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). According to the statute, a person is guilty of third degree aggravated assault if he purposely or knowingly causes significant bodily injury. Because of the serious injuries to the victim in this case, if the suspect is apprehended and then convicted of third degree aggravated assault, the suspect could face up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “21-Year-Old Man Suffers Broken Collarbone and Bites During Assault in Hoboken.”