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Connecticut Man Charged in Halloween Event Stabbing at Morris County Hotel

By rlsmetro on
Parsippany-Troy Hills

Authorities in Morris County reported the arrest of Mr. David C. Knestrick, 47, of Norwalk, Connecticut, in connection with a stabbing in Parsippany.  

According to a statement released by Moris County officials, on October 30, at approximately 12:18 p.m., law enforcement responded to the Hilton Hotel located in Parsippany on a report of a stabbing during a Halloween-themed event.  

Officials said it was determined that a private security off was working at the event was stabbed with a knife while intervening in an altercation between Knestrick and other patrons.  

Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said the victim of the stabbing was transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment, and as a result of the investigation, the defendant David C. Knestrick, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, a crime of second-degree; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the third degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the fourth degree. 

The Defendant was charged on a warrant complaint and remains in custody pending a court appearance. 

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department at 973-26-4300 or the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.