Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Safi N. Hill, 23, of Hillsborough, in relation to a stabbing that took place on the afternoon of May 4 in the Township of Hillsborough.
Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart stated that on May 4, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Hillsborough Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 9th Street and Clawson Avenue in response to a 911 call by an individual reporting he was attacked unprovoked while walking his dog in the area.
According to Acting Prosecutor Taggart, the victim initially reported being punched in the back by the assailant, but Hillsborough Police Department officers responded and determined that the victim was bleeding from suspected stab wounds on his back.
Acting Prosecutor Taggart said that the victim, a Hillsborough adult male resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Hillsborough Township Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
As a result of this investigation, Safi N. Hill was identified as the individual involved in the stabbing.
According to Acting Prosecutor Taggart, on Wednesday, May 4, Hill was taken into custody without incident at his residence, where a Somerset County Superior Court-ordered search warrant was executed.
Acting Prosecutor Taggart stated that defendant Hill has been charged with Attempted Murder, Hindering Apprehension and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Defendant Hill was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing in this matter.
Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at (908) 369-4323.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.