Essex County officials are looking into the motive behind a stabbing that injured an inmate inside the Essex County jail early on Tuesday morning.
According to a preliminary investigation, EMS were called to 354 Doremus Avenue after receiving reports of an injured person around 3:15 a.m.
Upon arrival, they were directed by correction police officers to a male inmate with his throat slashed inside the jail, according to the initial investigation.
The injured man was rushed to University Hospital, where doctors treated the large laceration and expected the victim to recover.
The incident remains under an active and ongoing investigation.