73-Year-Old Man Stabbed in Hillside

A 73-year-old Hillsborough man was stabbed twice in the neck Wednesday morning after dropping off a female passenger in Hillside, police said.

According to authorities, at approximately 4:45 a.m. this morning, police responded to the Dunkin Donuts on Hillside Avenue and North Broad Street for a report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers found the 73-year-old Hillsborough man suffering from two stab wounds to his neck.

EMS was dispatched and transported him to University Hospital in Newark where he is listed in stable condition.

Officials say that the incident is believed to have occurred in the area of Clark Street and Bond Street or possibly Munn Avenue when the victim was dropping off a female passenger.

According to authorities, due to the ongoing investigation by detectives further information is being withheld at this time.

This incident is not believed to be random and detectives are working active leads in the case. 

Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible. Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tipline at (908) 654-TIPS, send a text message to “UCTIP” at 274637 (CRIMES) or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.uctip.org. All tips are kept anonymous and confidential. 

Anyone with information on this incident are urged to contact the Hillside police detective bureau at ‪973-926-5800‬.