Authorities in Passaic County and Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt are reporting that based upon an investigation by the Clifton Police Department, Mr. Khaled Abukanan, 47, from Catonsville, Maryland, was arrested on March 18, 2021, in relation to an investigation into a stabbing that took place on Thursday, in Clifton.
According to police, Clifton Police responded to a residential address in the 60's block of Gourley Avenue on a report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, they located a 34-year old Clifton female resident who sustained life-threatening stab wounds to her head and neck.
Police say the victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
Based on the investigation, Mr. Abukanan was identified as the perpetrator. The victim will remain unidentified pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act officials said.
Mr. Abukanan is currently in the custody of the Baltimore County Police.
Officials said the State is seeking the extradition of the defendant from Maryland to New Jersey.
The State intends to file a motion for the pretrial detention of the defendant that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.