Passaic County authorities reported that based upon an investigation by the Hawthorne Police Department, Ryan Thompson, 44, from Hawthorne, was arrested with a stabbing investigation that occurred Wednesday in the area of Minerva Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue in Hawthorne.
Police said at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 73-year-old male Vernon resident entered the Hawthorne Police Department Headquarters and informed officers he had been stabbed.
According to police, the victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.
Based on the investigation, Thompson was identified and later arrested in the area of Minerva Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue.
Officials said Thompson is charged with Attempted Murder, First- Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second-Degree, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Third-Degree.
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