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DEVELOPING: Police Investigate Stabbing at Kearny Walmart

By rlsmetro on
Kearny

Police and EMS are on the scene of a stabbing near a shopping center in Kearny at this time. 

Officers responded to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue to investigate reports of an injured person around 10:15 a.m. 

Upon arrival, several police units were observed in the rear of the Verizon Store, which is across the parking lot from Walmart. 

Officers found a person suffering a serious stab wound in the vicinity. The victim was attacked at the Walmart. 

The victim's condition was reported as serious and police requested EMS to the scene in a rush. 

UPDATE: 

At 10:27 a.m. today, Kearny Police received a 911 call reporting an assault at the Walmart store at 150 Harrison Ave. in Kearny.

Officers located an adult male victim inside the store who sustained a deep laceration to the back of his head.

Preliminary information indicates that the victim was involved in an argument with another adult man who then struck the victim in the head with a machete.

The suspect fled the store before police arrived.I 

The victim was transported by EMS to University Hospital, Newark. His condition has not yet been released.

Detectives and officers are still at the scene developing information. There is no information to indicate that there is a threat to the community at large.