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ALERT: Man Wanted for Attempted Murder for Stabbing Victim Multiple Times


Police officials in Newark seek the public’s help in locating Mr. Joseph R. Murphy, 38, of Newark who they say is wanted for attempted murder in connection to an aggravated assault incident that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th in the vicnity of Grafton and McCarter Highway.

According to a statement released by Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, at 12:20 a.m., the victim was rushed to University Hospital after suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Director Ambrose said the victim reported that an unknown male attacked him.

Detectives investigating the stabbing have developed sufficient evidence to identify Murphy as the suspect in this incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Police charged Murphy with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and the unlawful possession of a weapon.

This is an on-going investigation.

While police are actively searching for Murphy, they seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating and removing him from city streets.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Joseph R. Murphy to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.