By: Richard L. Smith
Authorities in Middlesex County authorities are investigating what caused a dispute between two young boys that ended in a violent stabbing on Thursday in Perth Amboy.
According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, at approximately 2:37 PM, an 11-year-old male assaulted another 11-year-old male with a knife while on their way home from school.
Prosecutor Ciccone said the victim sustained severe injuries and is still currently hospitalized.
The juvenile male was taken into custody and is currently housed at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center.
He was charged with an act of juvenile delinquency for offenses which, if committed by an adult, would constitute Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
A preliminary hearing was held yesterday, February 23, 2023, where it was determined that the juvenile would remain detained.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Omar Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-324-3868