Police in Newark are searching for a suspect who committed a violent assault on a man in the Ironbound section overnight.
Officers responded to reports of an injured person in the area of Market Street and McCarter Highway around midnight.
Upon arrival, police found the unidentified victim suffering a severe arm injury and a stab wound in his back.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the bat-wielding suspect began to strike the victim in his arm, then pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the victim for an unknown reason.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
Police say the suspect fled the scene and is at large.