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DEVELOPING: Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation at Newark Central Ward Hotel

By rlsmetro on

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is on the scene of a confirmed deadly stabbing at a hotel on Newark's Central and South wards' border at this time. 

According to county authorities, at approximately 9:52 a.m., Newark Police were dispatched to the Riviera Hotel located at 169 Clinton Avenue to investigate reports of an injured person. 

Authorities said police and EMS arrived and found an unidentified person suffering multiple stab wounds at that location. 

The severely injured victim was rushed to University Hospital where doctors attempted to resuscitate but were not successful. 

Newark Police notified the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, who will now lead the investigation. 

The motive for the attack is under an active and ongoing investigation.