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ALERT: Suspected Vehicle Wanted in Newark West Ward Stabbing of Woman


Newark Police request the public’s help identifying a male suspect who stabbed a woman and drove off in a vehicle on April 19.

Officials said Newark Police responded to reports of a stabbing that occurred at 10:45 a.m. at Palm Street and Sanford Avenue.

The victim told officers that she was stabbed by an unknown male driving a 2020 Hyundai Elantra following a hit-and-run accident.

The suspect, according to the victim, hit her vehicle at 419 Sanford Avenue.

When she confronted the suspect about the accident, an argument ensued, and the victim suffered two stab wounds.

The suspect, described as a medium brown Asian man, drove off, traveling north on Palm Street in the vehicle that's registered in New York. He wore a black jacket and his long curly hair was styled in a ponytail.

The victim was treated at University Hospital.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information about the suspect and the vehicle to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

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